Massachusetts Woman Dies One Day after Botched Plastic Surgery
Adriana da Silva, a Brazilian immigrant living in Framingham, Massachusetts, died several days ago, just one day after undergoing a botched plastic surgery procedure. She had just turned 40 years old.
Da Silva, a mother of three, wanted to get breast augmentation so that she would feel more beautiful as she entered her 40s. She found a medical spa advertising the procedure for between $3,500 and $4,500 – a relative bargain.
She had the plastic surgery procedure performed last weekend. One day later, she fell in her bathroom and was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. According to doctors, she had a blood clot in her heart. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined, but an autopsy is being performed this week.
State licensing boards revealed that the doctor performing the procedure was not a plastic surgeon, nor does he have any expertise in the field. He is listed as a family practitioner. While he has a clean record over the last ten years, it still wasn’t very smart to have such a complicated procedure performed by an inexperienced doctor.
It is likely the doctor performing the procedure will face a medical malpractice lawsuit in relation to the incident. Sadly, this tragic death could have easily been avoided if da Silva had used a board certified plastic surgeon for her breast augmentation.