Thailand health professionals have issued a warning about the risk of ‘surgical tourism’ after a British died while under cosmetic surgery in Thailand. Authorities claimed that the health professionals carrying out the surgery was not a qualified cosmetic surgeon.
The 25 years old woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was found with a 3 inch incision in her lower back inside a health facility in Bangkok. She had successfully undertaken a cosmetic procedure at the same clinic, and had gone for a return operation.
Triruangworawat Boonruang, an official working with Thailand Public Health Ministry, posted on Thursday that the woman ceased breathing after being injected with anesthetic during the surgery carried out on Thursday. He said that the quack doctor called Saensiri Sompob, 52, was not licensed to undertake cosmetic surgery and is already under arrested on criminal charges of causing careless death. The doctor also runs a website on which he has glowing testimonial from individuals he tells he has operated on in the past.
Thailand is currently popular for its cheap cosmetic surgery. However, there have also been cases of deaths from botched cosmetic surgery. In this particular case, it seems the young woman had requested a corrective job in her tailbone.
The British Association of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgeons has already given a stern warning against getting cosmetic surgery abroad, unless a patient is fully sure he or she is going to be secure. “The problem is. you cannot leave anything to chance. In England, we have NHS that sets and enforces standards. In most other nations, like in the US and in some cities las Las Vegas NV, the systems are completely different, “Said Mark Henley, a top plastic surgeon. “In particular Thailand is variable, there are real professionals, but also there are numerous charlatans.”
The President of British Association of Cosmetic Surgery and who is also a plastic surgeon, Michael carrier, tells that patients seeking cheap cosmetic surgery are often not fully aware of the operations or the person executing them. “This case, portrays how, if a patient is left lured using promise of cheap surgery, can be rendered vulnerable, even to death.” “Standards of Medicare can change, and patient frequently undergo consultation with fake doctors who have no any medical education. In some instances, patients are treated without appropriate surgical credentials, which goes against all the basic cosmetic surgery standards in those countries.”
A young woman death was reported about 11 pm on Thursday, as told by Thai Media, and medical officials and police went to the clinic located in Bangkok Huay Kwang district. Police tell that they found the young woman’s body lying on the table. The doctor was unable to bring her back to life after the surgery.
The body has been taken for post-mortem examination, police told. Dr Sompob, the fake cosmetic surgeon, is being questioned.