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Butt Implant Scandal: Caulk Injected Into Six Women's Butts In Plastic Surgery Horror

First Posted: 05/09/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:45 PM ET

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NEWARK, N.J. (Associated Press) -- Six women in New Jersey are recovering after they received buttocks-enhancement injections containing silicone used to caulk bathtubs.

State health officials say the women, from Essex County, apparently underwent cosmetic procedures from unlicensed providers, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported.

Investigators have not determined if the cases are related.

No arrests have been made.

Instead of medical-grade silicone, the women received a diluted version of nonmedical-grade silicone.

State epidemiologist Tina Tan says there's the risk for more serious complications when infections are not treated early.

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Filed by David Weiner  |