A Nigerian lady has reportedly died from complications after she had a cosmetic surgery. This was reported on Twitter by @luchymoe who wondered why there isn’t an outcry concerning the said lady’s death.
Taking to Twitter, @luchymoe said:
“Why is no one talking about the lady that died a couple days ago in one of the popular Lagos plastic surgery center?”
Another lady who probably knows about the case replied by stating that the lady’s family are selling the story that she died due to ulcer.
“Because the family is sticking to the ulcer story, so who’s gonna call out the doctor?”
However, luchymoe’s post was responded to by a man who told her exercise caution because she hasn’t investigated the cause of the lady’s death.
“You know death, although uncommon, is a possible outcome of certain surgical procedures even without an outright error from the medical team. That’s why patients sign consent prior. Hence, before you drag anyone, you must investigate cause of death.”
“I came to understand that the underlying cause of death didn’t border on the doctor’s negligence hence why he isn’t being called out. Other than that the death rate in cosmetic surgery is usually about 0.1% hence why they should be called out if it is frequent.”
The Twitter user who revealed that the lady’s family are sticking to an ulcer story stated that it is actually the doctor’s fault the lady died after cosmetic surgery.
“Actually it’s his fault . How would she have known he poked the wrong thing in her body and by the time she went for a check up , it was already late . But this is Nigeria , anybody can get away with anything . God rest her beautiful soul.”
“Well he poked an intestine but thanks to the consent form and the fact that our medical board here is shitty , he is still gonna get away with it”.
Many others who contributed to the discussion blamed the lady for going for cosmetic surgery. This made @luchymoe slam them as judgmental.
“So judgmental, I see why no one is trying to make the issue public, rather than focus on the doctor’s negligence, it’s “what was she doing plastic surgery for”
Maybe I’m just pressed about this cause it could have easily been me or any other person who is open to cosmetic surgery”.