A woman who travelled to Turkey for a “Brazilian butt lift” died from a fat clot caused by the procedure, an inquest has heard.
Leah Cambridge, 29 a mother of three, from Leeds, attended a private clinic in the coastal city of Izmir to undergo the increasingly popular cosmetic surgery in August.
But the she died following complications during the surgery.
While opening the inquest, assistant coroner James Hargan said a provisional post-mortem revealed that she died from a fat embolism.
He said: “Arrangements were made for her to have cosmetic surgery at a private hospital in Izmir, Turkey.”The deceased arrived in Turkey with her mother on 26 August, collected from the airport and taken to that hospital. The procedure took place on the morning of 27 August 2018.”
He added: “At round about half past one in the afternoon of that day, the deceased’s mother was informed by hospital staff that there had been complications during the surgery and, sadly, Ms Cambridge had died.”
Reports emerged that the deceased suffered three attacks during the procedure.
It was further heard that the deceased visited the Izmir Private Can Hospital, popular with celebrities, for the £3,000 operation after becoming paranoid about excess stomach weight gain after having children.
The procedure involves reshaping the buttocks by transferring fat from other areas of the body.