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'Michelangelo of Butt Injections' Convicted of Murder

Botched injection killed London college student

(Newser) - A former madam who bragged of doing black-market "body sculpting" on thousands of women was convicted yesterday of murder in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks. Padge-Victoria Windslowe's colorful testimony during her Philadelphia trial... More »

Ex-Head of Faulty Breast Implant Maker Arrested

Poly Implant Prothese founder Jean-Claude Mas busted in France

(Newser) - Jean-Claude Mas, founder of the now-defunct French company accused of using industrial-grade silicone in tens of thousands of breast implants, was arrested early this morning at a home in southeast France. Mas was detained as part of a French investigation into manslaughter and involuntary injuries. Interpol had also issued a... More »

Venezuela Offers Free Removal of Faulty Implants

But it won't pay for replacements

(Newser) - The Venezuelan government has offered to pay for the removal of defective breast implants for its own citizens, reports the BBC . The implants were produced by a now-defunct French company and are filled with industrial grade silicone—increasing their chance of rupturing. Replacement implants, however, will not be covered. More »

France Advises 30K to Yank Breast Implants

Poly Implant Prothese used industrial-grade silicone

(Newser) - The French government today advised women who got breast implants from Poly Implant Prothèse to have them removed post-haste, and even offering up public health care funds to finance the operation, over fears that they might rupture or cause irritation. The PIP boobs were yanked off the market last... More »

Snake Nips Model's Breast, Dies of Silicone


(Newser) - Fangs a lot. An amorous boa constrictor nipped Israeli model Orit Fox's breast during a salacious tete-a-tete and ended up dead—from silicone poisoning. Fox's teasing tongue play with her slithering pal on Spanish TV turned to horrified screams as the snake sunk his fangs into her left boob, reports... More »

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