The injections are administered at home, in motel rooms, in makeshift offices or at “pumping parties,” where the guests take turns injecting one another, officials said.
- uneven distribution of the silicone resulting in a lumpy or nodular appearance
- development of localized infections
- formation of granulomas
- silicone pneumonitis (rare, when large quantities are used)
- silicone embolism (rare)
Many who perform this injections at the “pumping” parties are not physicians or even medically trained individuals. And medical grade silicone is not used in all cases.
Industrial-grade silicone can be bought at a hardware store. But Dr. Graber said there have been reports of the use of substitutes like castor oil, mineral oil, petroleum jelly and even automobile transmission fluid.
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