Plastic surgery in general has potentially serious risks associated, despite it seeming quick and easy on television. To consider doing plastic surgery in a foreign country, typically to save some money, increases those risks significantly. It is shocking to see that people will risk their health and beauty to seemingly save a few dollars. Consider less invasive and safer treatment options where possible, and do your treatments in North America by licensed and board certified physicians only.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have shut down a medical clinic where at least three U.S. women had plastic surgeries and died following the procedures over the past few weeks, according to local reports.
The latest person to die was Alexandra Medina, a 33-year-old resident of New Rochelle, N.Y., who traveled to the Dr. Ureña Arias clinic in Santo Domingo last week to have a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, a cosmetic procedure to remove excess fat and skin.
She was scheduled to have surgery with Dr. Felix Amanzar on the Fourth of July, though it was not clear he was the one who performed the procedure. Medina died of complications from the surgery and her preliminary cause of death has been ruled an embolism, according to Noticias SIN.
An official autopsy is underway and her body is still in the Dominican Republic.
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