Woman Who Saved Hard For Boob Job And Tummy Tuck Dies During Surgery

Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash

A 39-year-old woman who saved hard to be able to afford a boob job and tummy tuck has died on the operating table from complications.

Yoselyn Alarcon went to the Clinic Edelweiss located in the commune of Providencia in the Chilean capital Santiago to undergo breast enlargement surgery and an abdominoplasty to flatten her tummy.

Relatives and friends told the newspaper BioBio Chile that during the surgery the woman suffered a heart attack.


Despite the best efforts of doctors attending her, she died at the clinic.

Relatives blamed the doctor who carried out the surgery, whose name has not been revealed, and he reportedly closed his social media profiles after the death.

The victim’s cousin Lucia Espinoza said that “she was nervous about the operation because she was so worried about it working and seeing herself as beautiful”, but she never considered it could be fatal.

One of her relatives told BioBio Chile that the victim “saved a lot of money to get the surgery done, to get the operation in a clinic with all the protocols, but they lied to her”.

Investigating officer Sagery Gomez said that the investigation is ongoing and that the forensic results have not yet been completed to find out if there was negligence by the doctor.

Angela Hormazabal, the lawyer of the dead woman’s family, said that there was clear negligence and suggested that the doctor did not have the right licences to carry out those kinds of surgeries, however it is reported that this was not correct and that the doctor does indeed have a legal licence.

The lawyer also complained that the clinic did not have reanimation equipment to revive patients in the event of a problem.

Officers in charge of the investigation have interviewed relatives and the doctor in order to find out more about the case.

The investigation is ongoing and so far no arrests have been made.

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