Woman Dies While Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery For ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’. Photos

A woman has died from undergoing cosmetic surgery for a so-called ‘Brazilian butt lift’ at the same US clinic in less than a year. New mum Ranika Hall, 25, travelled from Missouri to South Florida for the operation last week because she was reportedly unhappy with her post-pregnancy body.

NBC Miami reports that she went against the wishes of her family who had urged her not to go through with the popular procedure which uses liposuction to take fat from elsewhere in the body and inject it into the buttocks.

“I tried to talk her out of it. I really did,” her mother, Nicole Hall, told the TV outlet. “Her sisters and her brothers tried to talk her out of it,” she said.

The New York Daily News reports that Ms. Hall is the second patient in less than a year to die from a Brazilian butt-lift procedure at the same Miami plastic surgery clinic. She scheduled the cosmetic procedure at Eres Plastic Surgery in Hialeah — the clinic where 29-year-old Heather Meadows died from the same procedure last year.

It also reports that Encore and connected clinics were known to engage in deceptive practices resulting in patient injuries, according to local investigations.

Ms. Hall reportedly lost consciousness and stopped breathing last Thursday, police said.

She was declared dead at the hospital at about 10pm.



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