British mother-of-three dies after suffering three heart attacks dies during 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery at Turkish clinic
Leah Cambridge, 29, underwent the £3,000 surgery at a private hospital in Turkey after she became concerned about her figure after having children
A mother-of-three from the UK who went to Turkey for cosmetic surgery has tragically died from a fat clot that was caused by the procedure, an inquest heard.
Leah Cambridge went to the Izmir Private Can Hospital, which has a star-studded celebrity clientele, for the £3,000 operation after she became paranoid about the excess weight she put on from having children. The 29-year-old mother from Leeds went to the clinic so that she could get the surgery commonly known as a "Brazilian butt lift" in August last year but died after complications arose.
During the inquest which took place in Wakefield Crown Court, assistant coroner James Hargan said that a provisional autopsy exam has revealed that Cambridge died from a fat embolism that was caused by the procedure, the Daily Mail reported.
He said: "Ms. Cambridge was a 29-year-old single lady who lived with her partner in this country. 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, was collected from the airport and taken to that hospital.
"The procedure took place on the morning of 27 August 2018. 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."
After she died, it was reported that she suffered three heart attacks while getting the surgical procedure done.
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the buttocks by transferring fat from other areas of the body, mostly the stomach and back. The procedure has become more and more popular in order to achieve the hourglass figure.
Supporters of the procedure have said that the surgery can achieve fast results and the recovery from it happens quick but many experts have warned that the procedure also carries the risk of serious complications like any other surgery. Scott Franks, Cambridge's partner, told a local newspaper that he had been left a "broken man" and warned other women about considering getting the procedure.
There were no family members who attended the inquest on January 22 morning and the judge adjourned the proceedings in order to allow further inquiries to take place that day. Cambridge was the latest woman to visit the clinic which has clientele that consists of TV stars like Lauren Goodger and Amber Dowding.
Only one month after the death of the young mother, the company declared that it was "open for business". In September last year, the clinic insisted that "preliminary investigations have not raised any concerns over surgical competence or standards of care" and it remained open. The clinic then said that Cambridge's death had caused "a great deal of thought, reflection and consideration" and it was "taking all reasonable steps to protect and reassure our clients."