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Why people risk lives to enhance derrieres

(NEWSWORKS.ORG) — Among the many questions posed by Padge Victoria Windslowe’s arrest at an East Germantown “pumping party” were these two: Why would people allow an untrained medical professional to perform plastic surgery on them, and why do these cases sometimes result in death?

To be sure, Claudia Aderotimi’s death after a botched buttocks-enhancement procedure at an airport hotel in Feb. 2011 and the Wednesday night arrest of Windslowe, who is suspected of, but not charged with, performing that deadly procedure, both brought shocking headlines.

They were not, however, the only times the underground world of unlicensed procedures has come to light. Similar cases have been reported in Baltimore, Detroit, Florida and Las Vegas, among other places.