Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A young mother who underwent liposuction and a nose job to feel better about herself has spent the last four years in a vegetative state in hospital after suffering a heart attack during the op.
Sabina Abbas, 32, from the Turkish province of Antalya, wanted to get her nose corrected and some body fat removed to feel better about herself and made an appointment at a private clinic.
The mother of two was operated on by a doctor identified by his initials A. F. at the clinic, name not disclosed, on 28th July 2017.
During the operation, in which liposuction and rhinoplasty were performed simultaneously, Sabina’s heart suddenly stopped, according to local media outlet Haberler.
Doctors managed to restart the patient’s heart after about four minutes and she was then taken to hospital.
The young woman, who lost consciousness during the operation, then entered a vegetative state that she remains in to this day, according to her husband Rustem Abbas, who blames the beauty clinic for his wife’s condition.
He reportedly filed a complaint against the plastic surgeon and his anaesthesiologist, identified as E. O.
Rustem said his wife had been hospitalised for four years in total, including two years in the intensive care unit, adding: “My son Demir was three months old and my daughter Yanesk was two years old when my wife went into a vegetative state. Our lives became a living hell.
“My wife’s heart stopped for four minutes during the operation. Doctors told me at first ‘she will get better’, then they transferred her to another branch of the hospital in the city centre.
“She’s only 32 years old. We have two children, one is six years old and the other is four years old now. They are waiting for their mum to come home.”
Rustem added: “The hospital wants to discharge my wife. She walked into the hospital, she should be able to walk out. I don’t want my wife discharged until she has fully recovered.
“They called me to the hospital to discharge my wife last night with the help of the police, but I didn’t agree.”
Rustem said that his legal battle is ongoing.