Padge Windslowe, known as the “Black Madam,” was arrested in Philadelphia for a suspected link to 14 silicone butt injections, some of which have had disastrous outcomes for the victims, according to Fox News.
Windslowe is connected to a 2008 case, during which a woman fell into a coma after receiving injections, although Windslowe hasn’t yet been charged. A British woman died in 2011 after receiving injections, and Windslowe is a person of interest in that case as well.
The authorities filed new charges after a woman attending a “pumping party” on Feb. 19 had to be hospitalized for seven days. They arrested Windslowe on Feb. 29 as she was preparing for another pumping party at the same home with an unknown substance. Windslowe is being investigated for as many as 12 other cases. Pumping party attendees were paying between $700 and $1,800 for the services, Fox News reports.
Pumping parties are typically held in someone’s home and are often offered at discounted rates. Standard safety procedures may be questionable, especially if the injector’s background and the substance being injected are unknown. Any sort of injection should be considered a medical procedure and performed in a sterile medical environment by appropriately trained professionals, says La Jolla, CA, plastic surgeon Robert Singer, MD, who serves as chairman of NewBeauty’s Editorial Advisory Board.
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