Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Beauty therapist dies after being told having two surgeries at the same time would be cheaper

A beauty therapist’s mother says her daughter died after being told having two cosmetic procedures at the same time would be cheaper.

Louise Harvey, 36, died on July 5, 2018, nearly three weeks after breast enlargement and tummy tuck surgeries.

 Her mother Linda, 53, told an inquest in Norwich yesterday that her daughter was sent home without blood thinners.

She said that her daughter wanted a tummy tuck as ‘she felt she had some loose skin around her belly following the birth of her youngest son’.

She said Miss Harvey spoke with someone at the clinic and ‘they suggested having (the two operations) at the same time as it would be cheaper’. Her three-hour surgery was completed on June 17, 2018, and she took a taxi home to Norwich on June 19, 2018.

Her mother said Miss Harvey was not given blood thinners to take home, adding that ‘if Louise had been advised about this I would have expected her to tell me’.

A post-mortem examination recorded that the mother of three died of a bilateral pulmonary embolism, a blood clot that occurs in the lungs.

Secondary causes were recorded as breast augmentation and abdominoplasty, the medical term for a tummy tuck.