Lidvian Zelaya, a 35-year-old Miami woman, died on Monday from what appears to be complications from plastic surgery. She was undergoing buttock enhancement and liposuction procedures at Strax Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Institute when she had to be rushed to Florida Medical Center. She died after going into cardiac arrest.
Now, Zelaya’s husband, Osvaldo Vargas, wants to know what happened. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy.
Miami Plastic Surgery
In Florida, it is not uncommon for people to undergo plastic surgery to improve or preserve their looks. However, as with other types of surgical and medical procedures, complications and errors can arise during cosmetic surgery. This can result in serious injuries and even death, which may lead to a Miami medical malpractice case against a liable medical professional.
As the Miami Herald recounts, it was just last year that a 37-year-old Miramar mother of three became brain dead after a botched liposuction procedure. Rohie Kah-Orukotan underwent her plastic surgery procedure in Weston. Another woman, 42-year-old Olga Myer, died during a face-lift procedure in Hollywood, Florida in 2002. State regulators say a licensed anesthesiologist was not present during the procedure. The year before, Vera Lawrence died after too much silicone was injected into her buttocks at a Miramar, Florida party.
Other complications and injuries that may occur during plastic surgery:
• Allergic reaction
• Medication overdoses
• Anesthesia complications
• Blood clots
• Heart attack
• Chemical burns
• Nipple loss
• Breast implant issues
• Nerve damage
• Dry eyes
South Florida woman, 35, dies getting plastic surgery, Sun-Sentinel, December 30, 2010
Husband seeks answers in death of his wife, 35, Miami Herald, December 31, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Living With Plastic Surgery Mistakes, ABC News, July 29, 2009
Plastic Surgery Nightmares, Marie Claire
Strax Rejuvenation and Aesthetics
Contact our Miami medical malpractice law firm to request a free consultation.