Model, 26, dies after LA mother and daughter perform illegal butt lift surgery on her

Libby Adame and Alicia Galaz charged with homicide after aspiring adult movie star Karissa Rajpaul died after a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery went wrong


                            Model, 26, dies after LA mother and daughter perform illegal butt lift surgery on her
Libby Adame and her daughter Alicia Galaz are charged with murder of Karissa Rajpaul who died after receiving an illegal BBL surgery from them (LAPD)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A mother-daughter duo from Los Angeles are under arrest for allegedly performing an illegal plastic surgery which took a horrible turn. Karissa Rajpaul, a 26-year-old model, died a couple of days after undergoing an illegal Brazilian Butt Lift surgery at her Encino home performed by Alicia Galaz and her mother Libby Adame.

In the past, we have reported incidents where things have gone horribly wrong during illegal plastic surgeries. A mother of three died after suffering three heart attacks during a BBL surgery at a Turkish clinic. A transgender woman from New York died due to an embolism caused by fat injected into her butt during a BBL procedure. Joselyn Cano, also known as the "Mexican Kim Kardashian" died after a botched BBL procedure. 

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What is Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery where small amount of fats from different parts of the body are injected into a person's posterior for a fuller look. The procedure can be performed with the use of anesthesia or with tropical numbing gels, depending on the requirements of the receiver. 

Fat is usually extracted from the hips, stomach or thighs through liposuction. A small incision is made in the skin and the fat is removed using a tube. The fat is later purified and injected into the buttocks. According to Healthline, three to five incisions are made around the buttocks to transfer the fat. The incisions are stitched up after the procedure.

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Who are Libby Adame and Alicia Galaz?

The mother-daughter duo from California who were advertising under the name "La Tia" and would travel to the patient's home with their equipment to perform BBL surgeries. They would charge anywhere between $3500 to $4500 per surgery for a procedure, costs for which amount to $15,000 when done at the hospital. 

Karissa Rajpaul died after undergoing a third Brazilian Butt Lift surgery at home at the hands of inexperienced women (LAPD)

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According to LAPD Vally Bureau Homicide detective Bob Dinlocker, Adame and Galaz performed several illegal surgeries on several other patients. Rajpaul's death which has been listed as homicide allegedly occurred from the liquid silicon mixture injected into her. “The internet is filled with stories where they cut the medical-grade silicon with the stuff you would wash your windows with. It hits the blood stream, attacks the heart, the brain and the kidneys," Dinlocker said. 

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Speaking of Adame,51, and Galaz, 23, Dinlocker said they performed all surgeries without any emergency protocols and they would allegedly abandon their patients if things went wrong. Dinlocker said they've left people in serious conditions who have been later treated by paramedics. Rajpaul had received three surgeries from the duo, the first one in 2019, and the second in September 2020. She died after availing of their services for the third time. Rajpaul’s cause of death was listed by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office as a homicide due to acute cardiopulmonary dysfunction and intramuscular/intravascular silicone injections. Rajpaul died at a hospital the same day as the procedure.

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Adame and Galaz were arrested on August 5, 2021, according to jail records. They have been charged with murder according to ABC7. Adame was out on August 6 on a $1 million bond. Her daughter was released a day later, according to records. Galaz is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Dec 8.

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