Newark, New Jersey – A New Jersey woman who, without medical training or certification, injected at least one person with liquid silicone has pled not guilty in the death of a 22-year-old father of two who sought her services in order to enlarge his penis.
Thirty-five-year-old Kasia Rivera, pictured above in the mugshot, is said to have used liquid silicone in her back-alley plastic surgery procedures, injecting clients in her apartment in a manner that experts repeatedly warn may have deadly consequences.
Rivera, who advertised her services with flyers, saw victim Justin Street on May 5 of this year for the penis enlargement gone awry. Police say Rivera injected Street’s penis with silicone, which caused a silicone embolism. Street died the day following the procedure.
In the wake of his death by penis enlargement, later ruled a homicide, law enforcement officials sought others in Rivera’s East Orange neighborhood who may have undergone back-alley cosmetic injections. To date, no one has stepped forward with information about further procedures.
Website The Grio quotes Dr. Daniel S. Elliott, an associate professor of urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Elliott explains that penis enlargement is a not an issue the medical community has mastered to date due to the unique structure of the penis and its vascularity.
According to Elliott, if a feasible way to enlarge the penis had been found, mainstream medicine would have capitalized on it long ago:
“If there were a legitimate method for penile lengthening, Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer would have bought it up and made billions and billions of dollars worldwide … The fact that they don’t means it does not exist.”
If Rivera is convicted of reckless manslaughter in Street’s death, she faces ten years in prison for the penis enlargement procedure death.