EuroMillions winner Jane Parks recalls how botched Brazilian bum lift procedure left her fighting for life
After Park won the £1 million lottery, the woman from Edinburgh is reported to have spent as much as £50,000 on various cosmetic procedures
Jane Park, Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner who claimed the jackpot when she was just 17 years old, suffered a bad Brazilian bum lift and revealed, in an interview with 'This Morning', that she was left fighting for life with sepsis.
Park got candid on the show that she had been tempted to do the procedure after being inspired by celebrities who had done the same. The 22-year-old jackpot winner confessed she had to battle a severe infection after the procedure, in the wake of British beautician Leah Cambridge's death.
Cambridge had died after she suffered from three heart attacks following her Brazilian butt lift procedure in Turkey. After Park won the £1 million lottery, the woman from Edinburgh reportedly spent as much as £50,000 on various cosmetic procedures that include a bum lift and breast augmentation.
Park appeared on This Morning and revealed that she woke up after the procedure with her body swollen all over before the infection is said to have set in, reported the Daily Star. She said: "When I woke up from surgery, I was very cold and sore and was told, ‘You will come round a bit.’ But when I managed to get up, I was truly swollen from head to toe. I could barely open my eyes, I couldn’t look in the mirror. I literally thought that I was going to die. I don’t know what was wrong with me and they said to me I’d had a reaction to the anesthetic."
It’s the cosmetic procedure inspired by celebrities like Kim Kardashian - but it seems a Brazilian bum lift can come at a devastating price… pic.twitter.com/fbHen5W7EM— This Morning (@thismorning) August 30, 2018
The lottery winner said she had to be admitted into a hospital with a case of suspected sepsis after the infection reportedly spread to her legs.
She added: "I know that when you go under general anesthetic, there’s a chance things can go wrong but I was under the impression someone was closely monitoring me … so that if there were signs of an infection, something would be done."
She added: "So when I was in Turkey, the aftercare generally wasn’t good at all. I was crying and in a lot of pain, but I was just told, 'You’ve paid for the surgery'."
Park has now warned others to not get the procedure done and urged people to do proper research on the surgery before going for it. Gerard Lambe, a consultant surgeon, has also warned that the surgery, out of all cosmetic surgeries, has the highest death rate with one in 300 women dying after it has been performed.
The bum lift surgery was in the news earlier this week after the death of mother-of-three Cambridge who shelled out £5,000 for the surgery. She decided to get it done because she was getting a "mum tum" after having her children.
The mother had booked the procedure at the Elite Aftercare Clinic in Turkey. She fell ill immediately after fat entered her bloodstream and oxygen levels in her body dropped drastically. She died after suffering three heart attacks.
The procedure involves taking fat from the waist or stomach area and inserting it into the buttocks. It is very popular with women who want to make their bums look perky or get an hour-glass figure. This gives a flatter stomach, much smaller waist, and fuller, more shapely butt, all in one procedure.
The Elite Aftercare Clinic has performed cosmetic procedures on many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian. They stressed in a statement that their clinic is "responsibly run" and added: "As such, it takes its responsibilities extremely seriously."