A mum-of-two died after undergoing a liposuction operation which allegedly left injuries “more typical of the result of a knife fight”.
Sara Gomez, 39, visited the private Clinica Galna in Cartagena, Spain to undergo the £4,800 procedure on December 2.
The cosmetic treatment is meant to remove fat as well as cells to prevent more from being created.
Sara reportedly told the doctor before the operation she had already undergone this procedure before.
She was then allegedly told it would not cause any problems.
After the five hour procedure, the surgeon allegedly told Sara’s family “everything went well” but that she had lost a lot of fluid and they were working to stabilise her.
She was rushed to the Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucia three hours later, where she was admitted in hypovolaemic shock and a serious condition, according to local news.
Sara’s brother Ruben Gomez told local news: “Not even in the extreme can they imagine the reality that we are going through right now.
“They kept her waiting there for four hours, bleeding to death, and she came here in a near-fatal state.”
The mum died on January 1 after spending nearly a month in the ICU.
A spokesperson for Sara’s family said that they are waiting for the autopsy results and then plan to file a complaint against the plastic surgeon in charge of the operation.
Sara sustained multiple serious injuries and holes in several organs, including her kidney, liver, duodenum, colon and intestine.
The family’s lawyer Ignacio Martinez said the victim’s injuries were “more typical of the result of a knife fight”.
Sara leaves behind a daughter and a younger son.
The investigation is ongoing.