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Woman Dies After Hot Beef Fat Into Face

Posted Sep 16 2011 10:17pm

Woman dies from beef Fat Injections for Wrinkles Drudge Report came out with this story, another one that is beyond words so we are publishing it as is from WLS 890am. This is a very sad story of what appears to be body dysmorphia, the question is how much of this “obsession” can be directly attributed to our wrinkle-less societal influence? 110%?


HOMEWOOD (WLS) – A south suburban woman died Thursday after apparently injecting heated beef fat into her face.

Janet Hardt , 63, of the 1000 block of W. 186th St. in Homewood, was
pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy Friday determined Hardt died of peritonitis, a severe abdominal
inflammation caused by a bacterial infection suffered from weakened walls in her colon, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Infections she suffered in her face from the injections did not lead to her
death, which was ruled natural, according to the medical examiner’s office.

A source said shortly before Hardt died, she injected heated beef fat into
her face around her mouth and chin, a procedure she had done before on several

Her face reportedly looked “grotesque’’ and the infections in her mouth and
lip also had scarring from performing the injections “for some time.’’

The victim was reportedly “obsessed’’ with the process of performing
self-injections and had developed her own “process,’’ according to a source. She
would boil the beef herself, extract the fat and inject it into her face.

Hardt went to the hospital after complaining that her face felt like it was
burning, according to the source.

She had previously undergone multiple facial surgeries , the source said. Her
face had a “tight’’ appearance and was not very wrinkled.

Homewood spokeswoman Rachael Jones was not available to comment Friday

Source of Post: Drudge Report

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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