Sofia was in a lot of pain, even with the anesthesia. The tray holding the thick syringes was a shocking visual. Sofia would go on to receive a total of 20 injections -- 10 in each cheek.
After the procedure was done, she signaled that she wasn't completely satisfied with results. We went back to visit her a few days later.
"Are you scared you could get sick? You have seen the news right about all the women who have died?"
"I take extra precautions," she said.
We called her the day before our piece aired to see how she was doing.
She said surprised to hear from us.
It had been three weeks since we last spoke. We asked how she felt.
"Well I feel fine, but I am not happy with my left cheek," she said. "It looks a bit deformed. I can tell when I wear a bathing suit."
"Did you call the doctor?"
"I will." Sofia said.
Doctors in the United States tell us it could take years before women like Sofia see the health effects from these type of illegal injections.
But before we left Caracas, we were surprised to learn she wanted to continue receiving injections.
Still, we had so many more questions: Does she have a boyfriend now? Is she getting the attention she desires from men?
We will keep in touch with Sofia and check in on her progress.