Status: 02.10.2023, 10:22 a.m.
By: Michelle Mantey
A tourist dies in Mallorca after a beauty operation. (Symbolic image) © Wirestock/IMAGO
Patients and doctors travel to Mallorca for cosmetic surgery and rent an operating room. Suddenly, she dies. Now he is being investigated.
Mallorca – Some people fly around the world for cosmetic surgery. Either to find a suitable specialist or to save costs. Many beauty procedures are offered at a reduced price in other countries. For example, many influencers also share on social media how they travel to have their teeth renewed. However, in some cases, complications may arise during cosmetic surgery. This was also the case in the case of a British woman who traveled to Mallorca for an operation.
According to a report in the Mallorca newspaper Ultima Hora, she wanted to have a surgical procedure performed during her stay in Mallorca. In mid-September, the procedure took place in a private clinic in the capital Palma. But it was not only the British woman who took a trip for the operation, but also the surgeon. He is to practice in various countries of the EU. For the operation, the two are said to have rented an operating room in the private clinic.
British woman dies after cosmetic surgery in Mallorca – now the judiciary is investigating the doctor
When complications suddenly arose during the procedure, the surgeon had her taken to the Son Espases University Hospital. There, however, the local doctors could no longer help her. Only a few hours after the procedure, she died. According to the Evening Standard, their family was promptly informed and they immediately traveled to the island.
Now the Mallorcan judiciary is investigating and checking whether the doctor was negligent. According to the report of the Ultima Hora, the doctor is said to have been an experienced doctor. He has been practicing for decades. The name of the surgeon, as well as the type of procedure is currently unknown.
But again and again, doctors warn of dangerous interventions. In particular, buttock augmentation, also known as Brazilian butt lifting (BBL), poses a risk to patients: "This has been a relatively popular operation for five years. But with a mortality rate of 1:3,000, such an intervention can hardly be justified," explains Dennis von Heimburg, President of the Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Ärzteblatt. Patients mainly die as a result of fat embolism, in which fat cells enter the bloodstream and thus clog vessels. This is because in such an intervention, the body's own fat is first sawn off and then reinserted elsewhere. (mima)