A Venezuelan mother dies hours after undergoing laser liposuction
A young mother died a few hours after receiving a laser liposuction at a shopping center clinic in the eastern Venezuelan city of Cumaná.
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Anna Rosa Mavarez became ill after receiving the minimally invasive procedure at the Marina Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Unit on Saturday night, according to the New York Post.
The 31-year-old mother of two was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead early Sunday morning.
She leaves behind an eight-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son, according to reports.
Young mother of two dies after mall liposuction procedure, Doctor who performed it arrested
Dr. Alexander Larrochelle, who reportedly performed the surgery on Mavarez, was arrested by authorities on Sunday after he visited a local police station to give a statement.
The Post reports that Dr. Larrochelle will be detained for up to 45 days while authorities continue their investigation into Mavarez’s death.
Larrochelle reportedly did what is known as a lipolaser on Mavarez, her mother Petra Rivero told the local news El Pitazo.
However, Mavarez’s condition worsened after Dr. Larrochelle used a laser to break down fat cells and tighten loose skin, causing her severe pain and discomfort, Rivero said.
She said her daughter had her own lipo pump at the facility to reduce swelling, but the nurses ultimately refused to use it.
# No matter | A woman known as Ana Rosa Mavarez passed away late Sunday morning and she died in a presumptive surgery in the esthetic center located in CC Marina Plaza.
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Mavarez began convulsing shortly after the procedure, staff tried to convince her family she was still alive
Mavarez reportedly began convulsing shortly after the procedure around 10 p.m., and was not admitted until after midnight when Dr. Larrochelle arrived at the clinic.
Her mother went on to say that her daughter’s death certificate showed her time of death at 11pm, and Dr. Larrochelle and her staff tried to convince her that she was still alive.
The family quickly sprung into action and began searching across Cumaná for an ambulance to transport Mavarez to a hospital that might be better suited to her emergency needs, but they were unable to do so. none of the ambulances had oxygen, according to the Post. .
She was finally transported to a clinic hours later at 4:30 a.m., where doctors found her without vital signs before declaring her dead.
“I am going to fight for my daughter, because she was not an animal. And just like what happened to my daughter, it’s happened to a lot of people,” said Rivero. “And it’s going to continue if they don’t take revenge on that bum. That’s a butcher shop they have there. “
Mavarez’s death comes just months after another mother died from a botched Lipo procedure in Spain
Mavarez was hardly the first person to die from a botched liposuction procedure.
Last January, a mother of two died after a $6,500 fat-cutting procedure in Spain, which allegedly left her with “injuries like she’d been in a knife fight,” the Post reports.