Woman Released from Hospital After Bogus Breast Augmentation

Unknown gel injected into woman's breasts

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    Smith County Sheriff's Office
    Carmel Mitchelle Foster, pictured here from a 2009 arrest by the Tyler Police Department, is in custody on outstanding warrants related to a illegal breast augmentation performed at a salon she owns.

    An East Texas woman who spent more than two weeks hospitalized after a bogus breast augmentation procedure has been discharged.

    Officials say Sheena Bradford left a Longview hospital on Monday after being treated for an unknown gel injected into her breasts.

    A Tyler beauty shop owner remained in custody Tuesday on two counts of practicing medicine without a license. Bond has been set at $200,000 for Carmel Foster, who was arrested late last month.

    Tyler police say Bradford received injections at Foster's shop on Feb. 15. The customer was hospitalized within days and for a time was listed as critical.

    Police are still trying to identify the gel, which oozed from Bradford's chest after the injection and Foster allegedly used glue to stop the leaks.