BEAUTY THERAPIST DIES FEW DAYS AFTER BREAST ENLARGEMENT PROCEDURE


Mom of three wanted to improve on her appearance, so she decided on boosting her breast size to help boost her self confidence. A mum-of-three died 17 days after a breast enlargement operation caused her to develop a blood clot, A london inquest has heard.

Beauty therapist Louise Harvey wanted to “improve her appearance” and decided to boost her breast size with an augmentation procedure at a London clinic.

But after a while the 36-year-old developed shortness of breath and was admitted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where she died on July 5 this year.

The cause of her death, which came just over two weeks after she went under the knife, was a pulmonary embolism following breast augmentation, the inquest heard this week. Opening her inquest, area coroner for Norfolk, Yvonne Blake, said the beautician had undergone surgery to “improve her appearance” but 17 days later collapsed at home complaining that she couldn’t breathe.

A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets caught in one of the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs.

Surgery is a risk factor for developing them.

Professor Beverley Hunt, Medical Director of charity Thrombosis UK, said: “This is an extremely sad and tragic event and our thoughts are with Louise’s family.

“Hospitalisation is the greatest risk factor for blood clots, also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) or thrombosis, and usually diagnosed as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
RIP to the mom of three.

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