A nurse in Mexico has died after allegedly attempting to perform surgery on herself.
A coworker found the nurse unresponsive inside a doctor’s office where she had performed the cosmetic procedure on her own stomach. Dr. Rolando Samper Mendoza, the owner of Clinica Amper in Mexico, said the nurse had given herself anesthesia to perform the procedure, for which she had no training, The New York Post reported.
Paramedics were called to the location and attempted to revive the nurse, but she died of cardiorespiratory arrest shortly after.
Dr. Samper said the woman, who was only identified as Carina, attempted to perform the procedure “without [his] authorization or permission.” He added, “One of my nurses named Carina…decided on her own to perform abdominal liposuction with [a] local anesthetic. The result of this incomprehensible action was that she died as a result of the massive absorption of anesthetic that she administered herself.”
Carina’s death is the latest report about people dying of faulty plastic surgeries.
Typically medical issues from liposuction are minor, with the rate of complications at just 5%, according to a 2017 study by the National Library of Medicine.
However, deaths caused by the surgery are 1 in 5,000 surgeries. Blood clots in the lungs are the most common major complication from liposuction leading to 23% of deaths, according to the same study.