I think it’s a given that most people are not one hundred percent satisfied with their appearance and with the benefit of advancements in science, all you need do is have enough money to bring about a change…or so we all think.
Turns out, in addition to having money, you also need to do your research properly and be sure you are not turning your money and life into the hands of a charlatan. Last month, I brought you the story of a multiple amputee who developed infections as a result of botched plastic surgery to enhance her backside. Despite her tragic end, she lived to tell the story.
Here is one lady whose story is being told by others because she did not survive the ordeal.
Suyima Torres, a young mother of two, died after surgery at Cuerpos Health and Aesthetics.
BY MICHAEL WALSH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Suyima Torres was reportedly extremely concerned with her appearance.
A Miami woman died 10 hours after receiving buttocks injections, leaving behind two daughters, ages 7 and 8.
Suyima Torres, 28, paid $2,300 cash to pump up her rump at cosmetic surgery center Cuerpos Health and Aesthetics on April 11. Moments later, she staggered into the strip mall parking lot appearing disoriented. Torres was cold and trembling, despite the hot weather, witnesses say.
“I was looking at her, and she fell down so I went outside, I picked her up, I asked her where’s her car,” a neighboring business owner told NBC 6. After helping her up, he dialed 911.
The young mother was rushed to the hospital accompanied by the center’s owner, Ruth Planas. But Planas never told the doctors about the butt surgery, according to Torres’ mother, Coralia Espinosa.
Torres died later that day but the family thinks this story could have ended differently.
“Maybe if that woman would’ve told them early my daughter would still be here,” Espinosa said.
Torres was rushed to the hospital accompanied by the center’s owner, Ruth Planas. But Planas never told ER docs about the butt surgery, according to Torres’ mother, Coralia Espinosa. That omission could have cost Torres her life, her family believes.
The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the incident but has not named Planas as a suspect in Torres’ death.
Police took records, medications and computers from the center and questioned Planas. But she refused to provide any information on the Venezuelan doctor who performed the surgery, CBS Miami reports.
The surgeon is thought to have fled the country.
Planas could not be reached for comment and her center has been closed.
Torres died only 16 days after another young woman, 20-year-old Dailen Garcia, received butt implants from the same facility. Garcia was hospitalized in intensive care for vision problems and bleeding lungs. Her attorney is preparing her case for court.
Botched butt enhancements have become a problem in recent years. In perhaps the most notorious case of this kind, the “toxic tush” nurse Oneal Ron Morris, also from Florida, allegedly killed a woman by injecting Fix-a-Flat and rubber cement into her rear.