Irma Saenz (51-year-old) went into a comatose state after undergoing a liposuction procedure in Tijuana and died on Saturday.
“Why why did you do it?" said Irma's sister, Carmen, "There was no need to do it.”
The doctor who performed this surgery is Guillermo Diaz Vergara, in Tijuana Mexico. Saenz had the procedure 2 weeks ago, fell into a coma after the liposuction and was pronounced dead at a San Diego hospital.
It was an Uber driver who dropped her off for surgery on October 27 after a trip from L.A. across the border. According to her family, it was that same driver who encouraged doctors to call the only emergency contact Saenz listed on her forms.
“She suffered lack of oxygen which caused significant brain injury,” said Nora Saenz, her niece.
Her family immediately crossed the border and took her over to a hospital in San Diego, but physicians couldn’t save her life. She was already being in a vegetative state.
Saenz’s family says “I tried calling him. He doesn’t answer anymore," Reynoso said. "tried sending a message through FB he just blocked me.”
According to the medical staff who treated her in California, Patients who have undergone cosmetic surgery in Mexico are increasing rapidly. The reason is that surgery in Mexico is cheap.
For anyone considering going across the border for liposuction, Reynoso's message is: “Don’t do it. Do your research. (It's) not worth your life.”
If you google "plastic surgery Mexico" tons of search results comes up.
In 2016, even New York post recommends going to Mexico for plastic surgery.
In 2005, NBC Nightly News with "Brian Williams" (Brian Williams was suspended from the broadcast for misrepresenting his experience in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and his career was ended) was questioning safety issue and reporting its risk.
In 2017, Mexico is top 5 destination for plastic surgery according to the Worldwide Plastic Surgery Statistics. According to the Global Survey by International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Global , “reveals a new trend with liposuction representing 18.8% of all surgical procedures, followed by breast augmentation at 17%, and blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid lift) at 13.5%, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) at 9.4% and abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”) at 7.3%."
Country by number or plastic surgeons, Number 1 is United State, 2 China, 3 Brazil, 4 India, 5 Mexico.
If you look at this tragedy from the view of medical tourism, Mexico is about 70 % off from the US on bariatric surgery and dentistry.
If you try to "make money" from medical, Life becomes all about $$$.