According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a span of 14 years, numerous American citizens lost their lives while undergoing cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic. The agency’s investigation revealed that between 2009 and 2022, a total of 93 individuals succumbed to complications from these procedures in the Caribbean nation.
According to a report published on Thursday, the CDC stated that out of 20 cases, autopsy results were obtainable and all showed that the patients experienced complications during or after the surgery.
According to the CDC, 11 individuals died due to a fat embolism, which occurs when fat particles in the blood obstruct blood vessels.
As per the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
According to the CDC, certain risk factors such as obesity and multiple procedures being performed at once could have been reduced or avoided if surgical protocols and postoperative care were improved.
The agency noted that so-called
More and more Americans are turning to this option in order to find affordable procedures in a timely manner.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that American citizens seeking elective cosmetic surgery abroad should discuss potential risks with their healthcare providers.
Four US citizens were abducted in Mexico while on a trip where one member of the group sought cosmetic surgery. Tragically, two of the Americans did not survive the ordeal.
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