MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hallandale Beach man is accused of performing cosmetic procedures on two people without a license.
Juan David Acosta, 44, reportedly injected polydimethylsiloxane, commonly referred to as silicone, into the bodies of other individuals and paid for the service.
Court records show the injections were performed on July 29, 2015 and August 9, 2015 in Acosta’s home. He reportedly injected the silicone in the buttocks of both people to “affect the size, contour, and structure of that portion of the human body for aesthetic purposes,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Acosta reportedly tell those who came to him that he was injecting silicone into their bodies.
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 is not a licensed medical practitioner and he had not received FDA approval to administer the injections.
If convicted, Acosta faces up to six years in prison.