In Africa, for centuries, bigger has always been better and the figure 8 shape has proven the ideal shape for women and the men who love them. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with natural curves and some women turn to plastic surgery to achieve the look.
Whilst there’s no problem with wanting to make a few enhancements, it seems more and more poorly- qualified practitioners are taking advantage of vulnerable and ill-informed patients.about:blank
The latest tale of medical misconduct serves as a cautionary tale for lots of young women and hopefully causes medical advisory boards such as the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council to take notice of the illegal operations going in Lagos.
A young lady named Nne allegedly approached Lagos- based plastic surgery outfit Med Contour with the intention of having a Brazilian Bum Lift (BBL), liposuction and fat transfer on the 31st December 2018.
The doctor, Dr. Anu was known for importing foreign doctors to carry out the procedures however, for reasons best known to her, on this fateful day, she decided to carry out the procedure herself.
On the 31st December, as Nne’s sister waited anxiously for Dr. Anu to finish the procedure, she realised that the process was taking far too long with no update on her sister’s condition. Worried, she allegedly walking into the operating theatre and saw a helpless Dr. Anu standing beside her sister’s lifeless body. Apparently, complications had arisen and the patient, Nne, fell into a coma.
Nne was quickly rushed to Vedic hospital in Lekki where she was put on life support and was later moved to LUTH where she sadly died on Sunday 3rd February. According to doctors, fat had entered her lungs causing a blockage and subsequent complications. Nne never woke up from her coma.
Dr. Anu, fearful of the repercussions, is reportedly on the run and Nne’s family are left devastated by the loss of a dear sister whose death was entirely avoidable.
With the egregious amount of news surrounding non-plastic surgeon doctors inflicting botched procedures on their unsuspecting patients it is critical for patients to know the right way to find and verify the credentials of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Before booking a cosmetic procedure, there are five things each patient should do to verify their plastic surgeon’s credentials.
- Check their certification – Always ask to see your surgeons medical certificates and credentials. Check with the relevant certifying organisation that’s responsible for accrediting plastic surgeons.
- Find out if your surgeon’s facility is accredited – Find out as much as you can about the facility that the procedure is being carried out at. Inspect the facility of surgery centers for patient safety and care.
- Search for them – Many surgeons are listed online and there are resources that provide information on procedures and surgeons. Make sure you research thoroughly.
If after all this, you’re not convinced then go with your gut. An ideal body is not worth risking your life.