BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A woman died after slipping into a coma two days after undergoing cosmetic surgery.
The deceased, 39-year-old Adriana DeSilva, reportedly died just two days after getting a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and neck liposuction, WPTV is reporting.
The day after the surgeries were performed at Boca Raton Surgery Center, DeSilva reportedly told doctors that she was not feeling well. When they examined her however, they told her she was fine. The next day, she suffered a stroke, which put her into a coma. She died soon after.
According to her family, the surgeries were something DeSilva was doing for herself.
“It was a present that she was going to give herself for her birthday and for Mother’s Day,” her daughter, Kerolayne Stuwer, told the station. “I was happy for her. It was something she wanted to do.”
An autopsy is pending, but legal representation for DeSilva’s family referred to the death of their matriarch as “suspicious.”
“Florida has become sort of the wild, wild west of cosmetic procedures and if we don’t do something about it, more people are going to continue to lose their lives,” family attorney Daniel Harwin was quoted as saying.
Dr. Daniel M. Zeichner, who performed the surgery, claims that he has never had a patient die before.
“I feel absolutely horrible for the family. It has gotten to me,” he said, according to WPTV. “She had an unfortunate incident, it can happen. It can happen for anyone.”