A young patient died less than 10 minutes after a bungling beautician injected knock-off fillers into her bum in an operation carried out in her home.
Victim Mukminat Shabasova was friends with the professional and had arranged with her to undergo the buttock augmentation.
Beautician Uma M. had been awarded a certificate for completing a course in “aesthetic cosmetology” in April, media in Makhachkala, Russia, report.
But she did not work at a clinic and performed the procedure on Mukminat, 22, at her home in the city on 19th July.
Local media detailed how Uma M. kept her cosmetic products in the fridge.
She advertised a range of procedures on social media, with prices starting at just RUB 3,000 (GBP 26).
Buttock augmentation, costing RUB 18,000 (GBP 154), was one of the most expensive services she offered.
According to whistleblower Tamara Kormishina, who exposes unscrupulous medical practitioners, Mukminat immediately fell unwell after Uma M. injected her with knock-off dermal fillers.
The authorities, however, say the young woman was actually injected with anaesthetic drugs.
The beautician had no first aid kit or medication at her home to save the victim, and paramedics who later arrived on the scene were unable to revive her.
It is believed Mukminat died within 10 minutes of the injection.
Kormishina, who directs the Black Syringe Foundation, told local media: “It is known that the filler did not have a registration certificate in Russia.
“Most likely, it was purchased from a marketplace because distributors won’t sell anything to someone without education, qualifications, or proper employment.
“As a result, such specialists purchase unregistered substances from major online stores. Finding them there is not difficult at all.
“Often, these substances contain lidocaine. It was the lidocaine that triggered the anaphylactic shock, leading to the girl’s demise.
“The beautician had no knowledge and couldn’t help.”
Uma M. is currently under investigation by the authorities. If found guilty of causing Mukminat’s death, she could face up to seven years behind bars.
She has since deleted posts from her social media page in an apparent bid to destroy evidence that could be used against her.
She has cancelled all her future appointments, local media report.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Dagestan said in a statement obtained by CEN on 20th July: “On the evening of 19th July 2023, a 22-year-old resident of the city of Makhachkala, while at the place of her acquaintance, who was conducting cosmetic procedures at home, passed away on the spot after the administration of an anaesthetic drug.
“In connection with this incident, the investigative authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Dagestan are conducting a pre-investigation check.
“Currently, all circumstances of the incident are being established, and a forensic examination has been appointed. A procedural decision will be made based on the results of the investigation.”