A British woman has died after undergoing “Brazilian butt lift” surgery, making the second woman to die this year following the procedure.
The first woman Leah Cambridge, 29, died after having three heart attacks while under anaesthetic at a clinic in Izmir, Turkey.
BBC reports that the second woman in her 20s, died sometime after August 2018.
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the “Brazilian butt lift” surgery is the most dangerous cosmetic procedure to undergo.
BAAPS warned that many people are putting themselves at risk by undergoing the surgery.
According to consultant plastic surgeon Gerard Lambe, Brazilian Butt Lift, a procedure where fat is taken from one part of the body and then injected into the buttocks, “has the highest death rate of all procedures due to the risk of injecting fat into large veins in the buttocks, that can travel to the heart or brain.”
A 23-year old woman who had the surgery in February in Turkey, told BBC that infected holes appeared on her buttocks 3 months after the surgery.
“I couldn’t walk properly for ages. To be honest, when the holes came it was better as the fat was leaking out, which made it possible to walk again,” she said, adding that her buttocks was leaking for three months, “soaking all my clothes”.
“It smelled. I had to bandage it up every day. I honestly wish I could go back. I was happy with my body before. And now I paid a stupid amount of money to look like this,” the woman added.
A second woman who went to Turkey for BBL surgery two years ago because “the cost was a lot cheaper than in the UK” – told BBC she still has pain from the surgery.