A mother and daughter have been charged with murder for giving a woman an illegal Brazilian Butt Lift that led to her death.
A 26-year-old woman named Karissa Rajpaul posted a video on social media documenting her Brazilian Butt Lift procedure that she was having done in Encino, California, back in September 2020. The video detailed what was the second of three procedures that she’d gotten done within a month of the others, NBC Los Angeles reports.
The procedures were performed by a mother-daughter duo, Libby Adame, and her daughter Alicia Gomez. Rajpaul, an aspiring adult film star, went to the women, who would move their supplies to private homes without access to emergency contingency. Rajpaul, who went by La Tia, was injected with a liquid silicon mix by the women.
“That’s how she would advertise it; everyone knows her as La Tia,” says Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Bob Dinlocker. The woman performed the same type of procedure on other victims as well. “The internet is filled with stories where they cut the medical-grade silicon with the stuff you would caulk your windows with,” Dinlocker says. “It hits the bloodstream, attacks the heart, the brain, and the kidneys.”
Both women have now been charged with murder. The woman would have victims pay between $3,500 to $4,500 for the procedure. Typically a Brazilian Butt Lift costs $10,000 to $15,000.
“These are very dangerous, unlicensed medical practices that are propagating themselves through social media,” says LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton.