A young woman has died after paying the equivalent of £142 (N105000) for a bum lift and arm liposuction.
Cinthia Lizeth Vega from Monterrey, Mexico lost her life after a shot of anaesthetic caused her blood pressure to rocket on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old had been booked in for beauty treatments at Elohim Integral Esthetic Services.
Julio César Vega, her devastated father, told local news outlet Info 7 that Cinthia was rushed to hospital for medical treatment when the procedure went wrong.
The dad said that the family had warned her not to go ahead with the surgery.
He said: “I told her not to go, and she went. I didn’t see her. We all told her don’t go. But, well, she wanted to do it.”
He went on to claim that the clinic’s staff fled, leaving Cinthia with her mother to die.
The Nuevo León Health Department has said the clinic was only licensed to provide general medicine consultation as well as private specialised medicine consultation.None of its staff were licensed to perform any sort of surgical procedures.
A statement from the health authorities, who gained a warrant to search the premises, read: “During the tour of the establishment, no document was detected that will certify the academic or professional preparation of the owners.”
Authorities in Nuevo León have since shut down the clinic, which is reportedly owned by a Dr Nancy Deyanira Mireles Reyna.
Local news outlets have reported that Nuevo León State Attorney General’s Office had received complaints in the past accusing Elohim Integral Esthetic Services of malpractice.