A backstreet plastic surgeon has been arrested by US police as part of an investigation into the death of a Hackney woman after receiving an illegal buttock injection last year.
Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, from Philadelphia, was arrested in a raid on an alleged “butt-pumping party” where police say she was to administer illegal buttock-enhancement injections to clients.
Windslowe, also a hip-hop artist known as ‘Black Madam’, is now part of the investigation into a fatal buttock operation given to 20-year-old Hackney student Claudia Aderotimi in February 2011.
Windslowe could now face charges including aggravated assault, simple assault and deceptive business practices in relation to another injection to a 23-year-old woman last month.
Aderotimi, a student at Thames Valley University, had travelled to the US for silicone injection to give herself fuller buttocks. After receiving the botched procedure at Hampton Inn, near Philadelphia International Airport, she suffered from severe chest pains and was taken to hospital, dying 12 hours later.
Officers took out a warrant for the singer’s arrest after another woman, reportedly an exotic dancer, was hospitalised due to shortness of breath and lung problems from receiving the surgery.
Windslowe is now held on a $10m (£6.3m) bail and must surrender her passport pending a court appearance on March 13.
According to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, she has not been charged in connection with Aderotimi’s death but as a “person of interest” as investigators probe her link to the incident.
During the raid police confiscated syringes, silicone substance and ‘krazy glue’, which is used for closing injection wounds.
Investigators said Windslowe advertised her operations via email, blogs and word of mouth. It is believed that 14 people have undergone injections costing up to $1,800 (£1,120).