HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - An unlicensed plastic surgeon has been arrested for allegedly performing a cosmetic procedure that left a woman in a coma.
Ena Boulton, 60, stood before a judge in bond court Friday, facing charges for injecting a woman’s backside with black market fillers.
“Unlicensed healthcare professional causing serious injury and practicing medicine without a license,” said the judge.
Boulton is accused of giving bad butt injections at a Hialeah home that left one woman scarred for life.
“She sustained the following: Speech impairment, gross defined motor skills deficiency and contracture deformities to the extremities,” a prosecutor said, listing the symptoms the woman suffered from the injections.
Police said it began when the 33-year-old victim showed up at Larkin Hospital in August 2018 complaining of shortness of breath, but that was only the beginning. Not long after arriving, she went into a coma.
“The victim almost died,” a prosecutor said.
According to the arrest warrant, after months in a coma, the victim came to, and she “stated that a friend introduced her to the woman who performed the surgical procedure, and that she was to pay $800 for the procedure.”
Investigators said about two weeks later, Boulton came to the victim’s home in Hialeah on West 14th Lane near 58th Street to do the illegal enhancements.
According to court documents, the victim told detectives, “The procedure was done in her bedroom as she lied face down in her bed. She was orally given what was allegedly some type of medication prior to the procedure.”
The documents went on to say, “The woman administered two injections into her buttocks, one on each side of her glutes. She subsequently began experiencing severe pain, and the woman advised her to drink sugared water. She began to vomit blood, and the woman told her that she was OK.”
“She was placed into a medically-induced coma and had no brain activity,” said the judge.
More than a year later, Boulton was arrested, and while she waits to learn her fate, experts are sending a warning to never do black market procedures and to always do your research before going under the knife.
“Plastic surgery is a wonderful opportunity to make a very positive change in someone’s life,” Dr. Pat Pazmino, president of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, said. “What young women need to do is do their homework.”
Prosecutors said Boulton has a criminal history and was convicted of the same crime in California.
7News cameras captured Boulton bonding out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade, Friday night.
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