A New Jersey beautician has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a client who suffered a fatal reaction to a black-market silicone butt enhancement.
Tamira Mobley, 28, was seen on video checking into a pay-by-the-hour hotel in the Meatpacking District with her alleged client, 22-year-old mom and part-time college student Tamara Blaine. Two hours later, Mobley later returned to the front desk and told a hotel clerk to call 911.
Blaine was found with traces of silicone in her bloodstream and puncture marks in her buttocks, the New York Post reported. The official cause of her death was "a systemic silicone emboly due to a cosmetic silicone injection of the buttocks."
Blaine's mother, Lola, searched for her daughter for weeks before finally learning of her death when she got a bill from the morgue, she told the New York Daily News.
Mobley admitted to having been with Blaine that day, and the hotel room was paid for with Mobley's credit card, but she denied performing the injection.
The beautician has a student's license in cosmetology and hair styling, according to New Jersey records, and she told police she sells illegal cosmetics.
This is far from the first butt implant procedure gone wrong (although it's probably the most tragic). A fake doctor in Florida pled guilty to injecting "cement, 'Fix a Flat,' mineral oil, and superglue" into her patients, with horrifying results.
It's not just the unlicensed butt-lifts, either. Even common complications from legal butt implants can turn disastrous.
[H/T: New York Post, Photo of Blaine via Tamara Blaine/Facebook]