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Man accused of illegally performing butt injections

Woman says she received 3 sessions of injections since May 2016

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges after he performed a botched cosmetic procedure on a woman, authorities said.

The victim told police that she met Carlos Mendoza, 49, and his girlfriend in May 2016 at their home at 13606 NW 10th Terrace for a consultation about getting collagen threads for her face and buttocks enhancement injections.

Police said the couple told the victim that the collagen threads would cost about $400, and the buttocks injections would cost about $1,300 per session, advising that she get at least three sessions to achieve the desired effect.

Police said the woman got three sessions of multiple injections of an unknown substance, from May 2016 to last month, in several regions of her body. The woman said she paid the couple a total of about $4,300.

The woman contacted police after she said she began experiencing complications from the procedures and had to go to Kendall Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Detectives went to Mendoza's home on Tuesday and said that he allowed authorities to search his home.

Police said two vials of lidocaine were found, along with numerous dosage units of sodium chloride, one vial of Botox, one vial of Boulax and one vial of bactorio static water.

A search of the Florida Department of Health Medical Practitioners Licensure website revealed that Mendoza is not a licensed medical practitioner in Florida.

He was arrested on charges of practicing as an unlicensed health care professional causing serious injury, possession of prescription drugs with the intent to sell and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription.

Mendoza's girlfriend has not been arrested. Mendoza bonded out of jail on Wednesday.


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