Acute renal failure developed in three women who received cosmetic soft-tissue filler injections in the buttocks at a North Carolina facility, according to a recent article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (2008;57:453-456). 


All injections, which were of an unknown substance, were administered by a practitioner with no medical training or supervision.

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These findings underscore the risks posed by cosmetic injections administered by unlicensed practitioners.