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Samela Hernandez (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Samela Hernandez (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

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HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – A Hialeah woman and her husband were arrested after they reportedly injected “foreign substances” into women’s buttocks in so-called cosmetic procedures.

Samela Hernandez, 53, is accused of injecting a substance into a woman’s buttocks to increase its shape and size. The solution however left the woman’s posterior sensitive and deformed. Hernandez is then accused of giving the woman a second treatment in void areas of the woman’s buttocks to ‘fill in’ the gaps between the welts.

Hernandez and her husband Pedro have been charged with practicing medicine without a license and possession of blank prescription forms.

A raid of the Hernandez home by Hialeah police uncovered medical equipment, syringes, Lidocaine and a list of clients.

Samela Hernandez’s arrest affidavit notes that the substance she injected into her “clients” derrieres was an illegal solution which she had shipped to her from Colombia packaged as “massage wax.”

The Hernandez investigation is not associated in any way with the Oneal Morris investigation.

Morris was arrested in July and charged in the death of Shatarka Nuby, 31, who died while serving time in a Tallahassee prison.  After her death, the assistant medical examiner determined Nuby died of “massive systemic silicone migration” as a consequence of cosmetic silicone injections that were allegedly given to her by Oneal in 2007, which she then sealed with cotton balls and super glue.

Morris, is known to have injected other women with substances such as bathroom caulk, cement, Super Glue and the tire product Fix-A-Flat, officials with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.
Morris claimed that she worked for a plastic surgeon and knew how to perform procedures like butt injections.

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