A recent Inquest considered why a mum-of-three from Leeds died following a "Brazilian Butt Lift" procedure in Izmir, Turkey.
Leah Cambridge, 29, travelled to Izmir with her mum, having arranged to have the procedure (which aims to enhance the buttocks by injecting fat taken from other parts of the body) at the Izmir Private Can Hospital, which was known to have a number of celebrity clients.
Leah's mum was subsequently informed by hospital staff that there had been complications during surgery and, sadly, Leah had died.
The Inquest into the cause of her death, has been adjourned in order for further investigations to take place, however, it is understood that the cause of death was a fat embolism.
This news comes following reports of a second British woman dying as a result of the same procedure towards the end of last year.
It was reported by the Victoria Derbyshire programme that an estimated one in 3,000 people die worldwide each year as a result of complications due to the procedure, which poses several severe risks.
Commenting on the report, David Gabell, Clinical Negligence Specialist at Fosters said "anyone considering undergoing the Brazilian Butt Lift - or any other cosmetic procedure - should only do so having considered all of the potential risks involved. Your cosmetic surgeon has a duty of care to warn you of any risks you may deem to be significant in order for you to make an informed decision."
If you or a loved one have undergone a cosmetic procedure, and feel that you were not adequately warned of the risks involved, or you feel that the procedure was in fact substandard, please give David or one of our Solicitors in Norwich a call on 01603 620508, or email us for a free no-obligation chat.