Model accused of using breast, buttocks implants to smuggle cocaine

Marisa Mendez

The 33-year-old woman, identified only by the initials MFM, was held by officers as she tried to distract them with her plunging neckline and tight-fitting outfit at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.

But her plan backfired as they were so captivated by her looks they pulled her over for questioning and discovered the drugs when she failed to explain why she had been to South America.

The woman had flown to Rome from Sao Paolo in Brazil and a search by female officers revealed the fake breast and buttock implants she was wearing had also been used to hide 5.5lbs of cocaine.

Police said the class A drug was destined for the Italian market around Rome and the seizure came just days after £1million of cocaine was found hidden in the wheel arches of a truck that had arrived on a ferry from Spain.

Antonio Di Greco, police chief at Fiumicino airport, said: ‘The route she arrived on is very well used by drugs traffickers and her looks immediately caught the attention of the officers on duty.

”She had tried to distract them with a plunging neckline and tight outfit but they stopped her for questioning because she was so alluring and her story about why she was in South America just fell apart.

‘She actually became quite aggressive and was taken away for more detailed questioning by two female officers and that’s when the drugs were found hidden in the plastic breast and buttock implants.

‘The extremely pure cocaine crystals were found moulded into the implants that she was wearing.’

He added that last week 130lbs of cocaine had been seized at Fiumicino and ten people arrested as they tried to smuggle the drugs in hidden in various objects – including toilet rolls – or by swallowing packets.

Five years ago in a similar bust a 24-year-old model was arrested at Catania airport on the island of Sicily after it emerged she had swallowed 98 bags containing around 2lbs of cocaine.

The model held at Rome airport is now in custody accused of international drug trafficking.

Did Mariah Carey Have a Mommy Makeover?

January 5, 2012  by Carrie Zender

Mariah Carey’s advertisements for Jenny Craig have been making the rounds, but some fans suspect that Mariah’s miraculous weight loss after twins is due to a plastic surgery Mommy Makeover rather than the popular diet program.

41-year old Mariah Carey has had several possible plastic surgery procedures in the past, including a breast augmentation as well as laser liposuction to minimize the appearance of cellulite after breast augmentation.

Now it seems that she may be showing off results after tummy tuck recovery, rather than results entirely due to diet and exercise.

On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes, ” Mariah looks really great, but it would unlikely as you have surmised that after a twin pregnancy that likely involved fertility treatments that she could get so flat so fast. The word “flat” makes me think tummy tuck. The shape of her belly button makes me think tummy tuck. It would have been a very nice tummy tuck although I like to make a vertical oval as a belly button. It is all a matter of opinion.”


“I am not saying that everyone could get as nice a result as she has had without diet and exercise in the mix. I just do not believe that that was all that was involved in her case. Jenny Craig is not going to want her to talk about surgery even if she would otherwise have been forthcoming. They like the inference they get by doing things the way they have.”


“And finally airbrushing and Photoshop for the covers? Yeah, why not?


Other plastic surgeons agree that something is unusual about Mariah Carey’s belly button and agree that she’s had a tummy tuck.

“I think so!  She claims to have lost a total of 60-70 lbs after giving birth to twins 7 months ago.  Mariah looks amazing.  Her tummy is completely flat and there is no excess skin anywhere, including above her strangely round belly button.”


“I’ve seen a lot of patients who’ve had twins.  Although the population I see for tummy tucks is skewed (people who have excess abdomen skin), I think it’s highly unlikely that Mariah became as flat and stretch-mark free as she is after having twins without a plastic surgeon’s help.  In addition, her belly button looks like a “tummy tuck belly button.”  I suspect that she underwent a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) a few months ago.”


“Although it’s her business whether or not she underwent this surgery, I do think it’s a bit disingenuous to be a paid spokesperson for a diet plan when you’ve secretly had body contouring surgery.”

Dr. David Shafer, celebrity plastic surgeon in New York City says,  “My guess is photoshop and not surgery.  Even though she had twins, it is very possible that her skin contracted nicely.  The photo is not high definition but from what I can see it does not look operated on. ”

Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “A woman’s body is never the same after pregnancy- especially twins.  The abdominal muscles separate and may not rebound as tight as they were.  Part of what a tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty achieves is that the abdominal muscles are sutured back together creating that hour glass curve to the waist.  The fact that Mariah’s abdomen is quite straight leads me to believe that she did not have a tummy tuck.   She appears to have worked really hard through diet and exercise to get her body back in such great shape.  Congrats to Mariah!” hopes that Mariah Carey ‘fesses up about her possible plastic surgery and congratulates her on her weight loss.

Cosmedica’s Professionals Provide Full Range of Beautifying Options

by James Careless

Okay, so you have decided to enhance your natural beauty, to realize your full potential. Or perhaps you wish to reverse the physical effects of aging, pregnancy or weight gain. Now for the next step: Where can you find truly-qualified professionals who can help you achieve your goals using  the full range of non-surgical and surgical options?

In Montreal, you need look no further than Cosmedica at 1 Rue Holiday, Suite 813, in Pointe Claire. Founded 21 years ago by Dr. Arie Benchetrit – a certified plastic surgeon and one of Plastic Surgery Practice magazine’s “Best of 2011 Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons” – Cosmedica offers the very best in both non-invasive and surgical beauty enhancement options.

“Some cosmetic clinics are owned by doctors who are not plastic surgeons, which is why they only offer non-surgical options,” says Dr. Benchetrit. “Others are surgeon-run, but are not knowledgable about the wealth of effective non-invasive options that exist today. At Cosmedica, we are one of the very few clinics in Quebec that offer the full range of surgical and non-surgical options for face and body enhancement, so we’re not biassed one way or the other. We will do what works best, within the scope of your preferences and your personal comfort zone.”

Advances in esthetic technology are allowing Cosmedica to deliver impressive results without surgery. For instance, the clinic’s new UltraShape V3 fat reduction and body contouring system uses ultrasonic waves to break up and dissolve fat cells, without harming skin, blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues.

“This is a non-intrusive option to liposuction,” says Dr. Benchetrit. “It is just one of many ways that we can help bring out your hidden beauty. Other options include Thermage CPT radio-frequency treatments to tighten skin and reduce cellulite; Botox and filler injections to minimize wrinkles; and Fraxel ‘fractional laser’ treatments to smooth the skin and to  minimise scars and stretch marks.”

In fact, Cosmedica offers the complete range of reputable esthetic treatments available on the market today. “We do our best to stay at the cutting-edge,” Dr. Benchetrit says. “But we also thoroughly research and test new procedures before offering them to our patients.”

On the plastic surgery side of beauty enhancement, Dr. Benchetrit can offer his patients the most advanced surgical options for the face, breasts and body for both women and men. The noticeable results can be viewed on the company’s website at

“We use the latest techniques to minimize the invasiveness of procedures, the recovery time, and any visible after-effects such as scarring,” says Dr. Benchetrit. “Again, our goal is to provide our patients with the safest and most effective care – and that includes lessening the patient’s anxiety when considering a surgical procedure.”

All told, Cosmedica is a complete resource for beauty enhancement; one with a solid reputation in the Montreal community. “We have the medical skills, the professional certifications, and the modern equipment to do the very best for you; whatever your personal beauty goals,” says Dr. Benchetrit. “The fact that we have been in business for over two decades, and that most of our new patients are referred to us by their friends, speaks volumes about the kind of service we provide.”

Please call Cosmedica today for a consultation 514-695-7450

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