Authorities in Florida say a woman has died in what appears to be an adverse reaction to a cosmetic surgery procedure she received at a facility in the Miami area this week.
According to WTVJ, police received a report late Friday morning of an issue at Mia Aesthetics. Upon arrival, officers found 28-year-old Danea Plasencia, whose family said she had just received a Brazilian butt lift at the location.
The procedure moves fat to the patient’s posterior from other areas of the body and has been shown in some studies to carry a higher risk of adverse side effects than other cosmetic surgery.
“Then they moved her body to the stretcher, and all of a sudden she became blue,” said Plasencia’s grandfather, Marcio C. Ferez.
Plasencia — the mother of three young children — was transported to an area hospital, where she died a short time later, as reported by The Sun.
The surgical facility said in a statement that its doctors had never lost a patient before.
“Throughout our years of operations and thousands of procedures performed,this is the first and only fatality we have endured,” Mia Aesthetics told WTVJ.
Staffers are “devastated by this tragedy,” the statement continued, adding that they treat patients as “part of our family” and focus on safety throughout each procedure.
“We strive to provide the most advanced plastic surgery treatment for our patients,” the facility concluded. “Each of our surgeons is board-certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and we are constantly evaluating our practices to ensure our patients receive the safest and best care. Despite these practices, serious surgery comes with the risk of rare, unintended and tragic results.”
Mia Aesthetics vowed to investigate the death and its cause and to be “fully transparent with our patients and with the public as more details emerge.”
[Featured image: Danea Plasencia, Facebook]