The quest for a fuller bottom turned out to have consequences for six women as they were hospitalized after receiving injections that looked to enhance their rear ends.
Reports state that the procedures went wrong, according to state health officials, and were administered by unlicensed providers.
Since the incident, the women have undergone surgery and provided antibiotics, but there have yet to be any arrests.
According to officials, the material within the injection is the same that is used by contractors when they caulk bathtubs.
"The same stuff you use to put caulk around the bathtub," said Steven M. Marcus, according to The Star-Ledger, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, who learned about the bizarre procedures through a committee he sits on that monitors outbreaks in the metropolitan area.
Gregory Borah, chief of plastic surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, using such material can cause abscesses that look like big zits and only emphasize the fact that patients must seek licensed professionals when undergoing such treatments.
"Fortunately, these women are being treated and are recovering," said Tina Tan, the state epidemiologist. "But there is the potential for more serious complications if these infections are not treated early and properly."