BALTIMORE, MD — A 54-year-old woman pleaded guilty to injecting non-medical silicone into her customer bodies for money.
Kendra Westmoreland injected ‘polydimethylsiloxane’ to her victims and misrepresented it to customers by telling them it was a medical grade silicone, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland,.
The FDA says ‘polydimethylsiloxane’ is used to manufacture shampoos (to make hair shiny and slippery), food (as an antifoaming agent), caulking, lubricants, kinetic sand, and heat-resistant tiles. And is not FDA approved to be injected in human bodies.
Court documents say Westmoreland injected the liquid directly into the victims’ buttocks or other places in their bodies for larger and fuller body parts. According to the District Attorney her customers came to her home or to hotel rooms.
On October 4, 2015, officers searched her home and found a room set up to resemble an operating room, including equipment and collages of photographs showing a sample of her work.
The statement from the District Attorney’s office says Westmoreland had about 126 customers and charged clients $250 to $500 per session.
The plea agreement states Westmoreland told her victims she was medically licensed to perform the procedure, but she was not.
Westmoreland faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Her sentencing is set for for April 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.