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Colombian man travels to Florida to inject silicone in women’s behinds without their knowledge

By Mason White 6:39 PM January 19, 2017
Juan David Acosta
By: Feng Qian

A man of Colombia, with no medical license or training, traveled to Florida, in order to inject silicone in the behinds of women, according to police.

Now, the defendant has been sentenced to prison for unlawfully injecting silicone into victims’ bodies for aesthetic enhancements, without a medical license or approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Juan David Acosta, 44, of Hallandale Beach, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release.

Acosta previously pleaded guilty to two counts of receipt in interstate commerce of a misbranded device and delivery for pay with intent to defraud or mislead.

Acosta engaged in the business of administering injections of polydimethylsiloxane, commonly referred to as silicone, into the bodies of other individuals.

Acosta was paid thousands of dollars for this service.

Acosta injected the silicone into the behinds of two victims in order to affect the size, contour, and structure of that portion of the human body for aesthetic purposes.

The injection of silicone into the human body in this manner, regardless of whether such injection was dispensed and administered by a licensed practitioner, requires an FDA-approved application.

Acosta did not advise the victims that silicone was being injected into their bodies.

Acosta is not a licensed medical practitioner and he had not received FDA approval to administer the injections.