Recently, a 25-year-old mother of two tragically died after complications from plastic surgery abroad.
Janelle Edwards had gotten a breast enhancement, tummy tuck, and butt implants in the Dominican Republic. Her parents called authorities and rushed her to the hospital after discovering her slumped over in her car, unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the hospital due to blood clots resulting from her surgeries.
Unfortunately, what happened to Edwards is all too common in people who decide to have plastic surgery procedures done abroad.
When choosing your plastic surgeon, take your time to find one that you can trust. Hop online before setting up a consultation to check out their reviews. Try realself and Google reviews – don’t just trust what they list on their website.
Once you choose the doctor you think is best, schedule a consult. You can ask as many questions as you need to during the consultation. This is your opportunity to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want – do your homework and make sure you’re comfortable.
And if you aren’t sure what you want, don’t feel the need to make a decision at the consult! You can always come back after you’ve thought about it more at home.
It’s always important to put your own safety first. Plastic surgery can help you look and feel your best, but at the end of the day, it is still a medical procedure that should be done by an established, board certified plastic surgeon operating out of an accredited facility.
You can read the full story on what happened to Edwards after her botched surgery here: Bronx mom dies after botched plastic surgery procedures she received in the Dominican Republic