It has been revealed that a lady who died as a result of a botched Brazilian butt lift in Turkey was not told of the risks involved with the treatment.
Melissa Kerr, 31, died on the operating table after paying £3,200 to get the procedure in November 2022 at Medicana Kadikoy hospital in Istanbul.
Ms Kerr texted a hospital staff in the days leading up to the operation, asking for images of other patients and expressing her nervousness.
During the procedure, fat extracted from Ms Kerr’s body entered a vein and obstructed her pulmonary artery after being injected into her buttocks.
The reason of her unfortunate death was pulmonary thromboembolism, according to Norfolk’s Coroner’s Court.
According to consultant plastic surgeon Simon Withey, who was asked to write a report for Ms Kerr’s inquest, the fatality rate connected with Brazilian butt lifts is “likely to be in excess of one in 4,000.”
He added it was “quite possible” that had Ms Kerr been warned of the danger associated with the procedure “before she was financially committed to proceed, she would not have done [it].”