Dear Friends, Doctors urge caution when selecting to have surgery outside the United States simply because of lower costs.
A Dallas woman who traveled to Mexico to receive plastic surgery and suffered brain damage from the anesthesia used in the procedure has died, her sister said in a statement posted to Facebook on Saturday. “My heart aches, and I truly don’t know how or if I’ll ever overcome this pain,” Angie Avila said in the post, noting that her sister Laura Avila died shortly after 8 a.m.
The death was confirmed by the family’s attorney, who in a statement to ABC affiliate WFAA urged Americans against being lured across the border with promises of cheap plastic surgery.
Although the anesthetic was injected into Avila’s spine, it traveled to her brain, and she suffered severe brain damage, Angie Avila said doctors told her. In addition, she suffered from a heart attack and deprivation of oxygen, Angie Avila said.(wtvq.com)