Woman Dies From Getting a Brazilian Butt Lift

Mar 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. ET
Image: (C) 2011 Eriko SUGIKI VOLAT/Getty Images

Whether we like it or not, big butts are super-hyped-up right now. Those who weren’t blessed with one from birth can choose to spend thousands of dollars on a plastic surgery procedure, like a Brazilian butt lift, to look like the hourglass of your dreams. But with recent news regarding some complications, you might want to reconsider.

More: 12 Celebrities Who've Been Shamed for Getting Plastic Surgery

A year ago, one West Virginia woman named Heather Meadows died at just 29 years old from a faulty cosmetic surgery procedure at Encore Plastic Surgery in Hialeah, Florida.

Fast-forward to present day, and we’re in a similar gruesome situation. Last Thursday, March 16, 2017, another woman named Ranika Hall suffered from the consequences of a botched Brazilian butt lift. Hall came to the Miami-Dade area from Kansas City, Missouri, because of one surgery center’s claims to have some of the best plastic surgeons for the cheapest prices. Hall, 25, settled on getting her procedure done at Eres Plastic Surgery, formerly known as the very same Encore Plastic Surgery where Meadows died, with a name change that was certainly due to last year’s death.

More: Side Butt Plastic Surgery Is Not the Answer to Body "Perfection"

Hialeah police are still investigating Hall’s death, which is the fourth one to occur because of failed plastic surgery procedures since 2013, with two of those deaths occurring just last year. Each of those deaths is also connected to a range of clinics that are related closely to Miami physician Ismael Labrador, along with his ex-wife, Aimee De la Rosa. In addition to the deaths that occurred, there were also several other patients who had to be rushed to local hospitals after suffering serious injuries during their procedures.

After countless other investigations by Florida police and the Florida Department of Health of Encore Plastic Surgery, the services and staff provided by these sneaky cosmetic surgery centers have proven to be a serious danger to many men and women who are looking to get work done. These unqualified centers operate under the cover of distance, luring in out-of-towners with websites that focus on their cheap prices and supposedly amazing results.

So, while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting surgery — as long as you’re doing it for you! — research and facts are incredibly crucial. Always investigate medical centers and the doctors associated with them before you make a decision that could change your life forever.

Ranika's mother set up a GoFundMe campaign to cover transport and funeral costs for her daughter.

More: The Newest Way to Get the "Perfect" Butt Will Shock You (Literally)

Comments