At the Clinica Amper in the south-central region of Mexico, a nurse tried to perform a liposuction treatment on herself but failed.
The woman, who was only given the name Carina, was discovered unconscious at a doctor’s office after allegedly attempting to have her stomach liposuctioned, a procedure that gets rid of extra fat from the midsection.
The New York Post claims that Carina underwent surgery without authorization and without her employer’s knowledge.
Dr. Rolando Samper Mendoza, who owns the clinic, said the woman performed the operation “without my authorization or permission.”
A co-worker alerted paramedics, who tried to revive Carina, however, she died when they got to the clinic, Clinica Amper, which is located in south-central Mexico.
Carina reportedly carried out the liposuction attempt when owner of the clinic, Dr. Rolando Samper Mendoza, was not present and “without my authorization or permission,” he told Jam Press.
“One of my nurses named Carina … decided on her own to perform abdominal liposuction with local anesthetic,” Mendoza added, expressing remorse over the incident.
“The result of this incomprehensible action was that she died as a result of the massive absorption of anesthetic that she administered herself.”
Mexico has long been a country where people flock to undergo various cosmetic surgeries due to lower costs associated with procedures. According to Patients Beyond Borders, over 1 million United States citizens travel to Mexico each year to find inexpensive weight-loss solutions such as liposuction, buttock augmentation and abdominoplasties.