Tragic bride-to-be dies after botched weight loss op she got to have a ‘princess body’ for her wedding day

A BRIDE-to-be died after undergoing a weight loss operation with hopes to have a “princess body” for her wedding day.

Laura Fernández Costa was desperate to lose one stone ahead of her big day but what was meant to be a fairy-tale ended in tragedy.

Laura Fernández Costa tragically died after a weight loss operation

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Laura Fernández Costa tragically died after a weight loss operationCredit: Jam Press
Laura Fernández Costa has the surgery as she was desperate to lose weight ahead of her wedding

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Laura Fernández Costa has the surgery as she was desperate to lose weight ahead of her weddingCredit: Jam Press

The 31-year-old reportedly had a gastric balloon fitted in her stomach to help her lose weight, as reported by NeedToKnow.

The procedure consists of inserting a silicone bag filled with saline into the stomach to create a feeling of fullness.

Laura, who worked as an engineer, had the op at a clinic in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on April 26.

She returned home, but started vomiting blood the next day, according to family members.

Laura went to a different clinic on 1 May and had the balloon removed the following day.

But, the young woman continued to suffer severe pain and was hospitalised on May 6.

During an emergency intervention, doctors discovered that she had a perforation in her stomach that had caused a lethal infection.

She died the next day.

Her fiancé, Matheus Turchete said: “She didn’t really need the operation.

“She wasn’t obese, she was a healthy person.

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“Laura only weighed 11 stone.

“She just wanted to have a ‘princess body’ for the wedding and she ended up making that decision.”

The police have confirmed that they are investigating the cause of her death.

Laura and Matheus were set to wed on September 7.

It comes as a mum claimed she was butchered by a cosmetic surgeon and “left to rot” with oozing fist-sized holes in her tummy.

When Victoria Michaels woke from the tummy tuck procedure, she said she was left in “excruciating pain” and the surgeon was nowhere to be seen.

Victoria had hoped to wake up with her dream figure – but instead, she was confronted with a “horrendous” mutilated body.

The 30-year-old has slammed her doctor saying the woman “almost killed (her)” and gave her the “worst treatment ever” during what should have been a routine tummy tuck operation.

She told The Sun: “The surgeon went on vacation and left while I was in that condition.

“It really was hard to go through, and it looked horrendous. When I brought that to their attention they just didn’t care.”

Risks of plastic surgery overseas

Overseas surgeons are not subject to the same rules, regulations and training as doctors in the UK.

That means you can’t guarantee the safety of the equipment or material they are using.

Unsterile equipment dramatically increases your risk of infection, which could lead to necrotising fasciitis (flesh-eating bugs), sepsis or even death.

On top of that, if you are opting for fillers or injections anywhere on the body there is no way of knowing if doctors are using dangerous substances.

Cosmetic surgeons have warned against cut-price surgery as there is a real risk you will be injected with “unsafe substances”.

Prof Ash Mosahebi, honorary secretary of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ (BAAPS), said most patients either opt for cheap injections or implants to boost their bum.

“If they are having injections then god knows what they are being injected with, if it is safe, or if it is sterile,” he told The Sun Online.

“Oil, for example, does make it look bigger for a few days but then it deflates and it’s likely infection like sepsis can kick in.

“I know of silicone oil being used, which shouldn’t be used for medical purposes.

“I’ve heard of cement but I haven’t seen it myself, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s things like that.

“Most of the time the injections end up having a lot of bacteria in them as well because they aren’t sterile.”


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