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Old 11-24-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Woman who suffered brain damage after receiving plastic surgery in Mexico dies, family says originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

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.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/woman-suff...opstories.html
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yep, have any of you watched the reality TV show called BOTCHED? It's about 2 surgeons & they fix mistakes from past surgeons & 90+% of them were previously done in MEXICO. The other is to fix surgeries that people need that negatively affects their health either due to some medical condition, an accident they were in, etc.

My mom's long-time friend's son's 50 y.o. girlfriend got herself in a coma RIGHT NOW because she went to get plastic surgery in Mexico too a couple wks ago...against everyone's opinions, but her mind was so set on it so she did it. NOT worth it at all, heck, I don't even want to do ANY kind of surgery period...much less Mexico.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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The sad thing is that there was nothing wrong with her nose in the first place.

Laura Avila Dies Weeks After Botched Nose Job Procedure in Mexico | TMZ.com
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Old 11-25-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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That's heartbreaking. I wish people didn't feel the need to get plastic surgery. She was pretty and there was nothing wrong with her nose
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Very sad for her and her family. She was a very pretty girl, but we are all our own harshest critics. I'm going to knock people who wish to get elective surgery, but there's just some things you don't go the cheap/discounted route on.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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I read the article, the problem was the anesthesia. That happens in this country too, for all types of surgery. To me, the scariest part of any procedure. I had a friend who had a melanoma on his scalp removed, lost part of his vision due to the anesthesia part of the procedure. Anyway, for me, I will never have any unnecessary surgery. So sorry for the lady and her family, RIP.
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Old Yesterday, 04:52 AM
 
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I feel very sad for her and her family. She was young, beautiful, and had her whole life ahead of her. I don’t judge because I have had plastic surgery before but it is definitely a life changing decision that should researched and researched and really thought about before you pull the trigger. It took me a year to decide if I really wanted breast implants and even after that it took me close to a year to find the right doctor. Don’t ever go to Mexico or anywhere outside of he US I have heard too many horror stories and I’m sad to hear another.
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Old Yesterday, 10:44 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I used to live across the border from Juarez. As a nurse, I saw a few cases every couple of months where someone went over the bridge for cheap surgery, and ended up in an El Paso hospital with complications from their “bargain” surgery.

Most of the time surgeries go ok, but bad outcomes are possible with any procedure, here or in Mexico. I’d much prefer to be in the US.
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Old Today, 11:49 AM
 
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Very sad for her and her family. She was a very pretty girl, but we are all our own harshest critics. I'm going to knock people who wish to get elective surgery, but there's just some things you don't go the cheap/discounted route on.
I don't think she got that way by herself. The internet/social media/selfies makes people feel bad about themselves, whether it be their relationships, jobs, appearance. I get someone like a model or celebrity getting plastic surgery, or someone with a significant cosmetic problem, but this lady was so pretty as she was.

There ARE people who regret the surgery even if it was cosmetically successful and you never hear about that.

Well regarded surgeons have been known to mess up and sometimes our bodies just react poorly to being cut, creating too much scar tissue or other unexpected effects like nerve damage, numbness, chronic pain, etc. It is always a risk regardless of how educated we are and we are always warned of possible complications, failures, and effects.
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Old Today, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I don't think she got that way by herself. The internet/social media/selfies makes people feel bad about themselves, whether it be their relationships, jobs, appearance. I get someone like a model or celebrity getting plastic surgery, or someone with a significant cosmetic problem, but this lady was so pretty as she was...
Well, that's why more mothers/parents need to teach their (especially) daughters from an early age to have strong self-esteem (w/o being narcissistic, of course). They should show their daughters that when they look at a magazine, 90+% of the time, it's airbrushed or some kind of modification, etc. They need to instill to be happy within themselves because the truth is that someone's ALWAYS going to look better than you just like someone always looks worse & you just have to be satisfied.

Do I wish my nose looked a little different, sure, but I honestly haven't thought about it much throughout my life & sure won't risk going under the knife...esp when there are ways to highlight & contrast, etc. w/ makeup. I may not be the most knockout gorgeous lady, but I definitely think I'm pretty enough.

And believe it or not, I've never taken a selfie in my life just to do it for no reason...I don't give a care about all that. The most I did recently was took a pic of myself to show a couple of family members who asked how my new hairstyle looked.
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