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Mayra Lissette Contreras Dies After Illegal Silicone Injections In Buttocks (VIDEO)

08/03/2010 08:29 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Police are looking for two women after a third died due to silicone injections in her buttocks, KTLA reports. Mayra Lissette Contreras, 22, received the injections from Guadalupe Viveros and her sister Alejandra Viveros, and Contreras died within 24 hours from respiratory distress. The Viveros were arrested but released and disappeared before their court date.

New York cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Kane told CBS News, "Stories like this are all too common. Every year someone dies in this country from illegal silicone injections. These buttock injections are usually done by unlicensed people, because I don't know any licensed professional who would inject large amounts of silicone into the body."

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