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Old 07-01-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
 
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Has anyone ever died from surgery?

Has anyone ever died from surgery?

Getting so nervous now that it is next month, I know a lot of the women here start feeling guilty like what if something were to happen - how could I leave my children to do something like this for myself?

so what are the odds? Has anyone died in a breast augmentation surgery?
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Has anyone ever died from surgery?

Getting so nervous now that it is next month, I know a lot of the women here start feeling guilty like what if something were to happen - how could I leave my children to do something like this for myself?

so what are the odds? Has anyone died in a breast augmentation surgery?
Yes people have died. The only story I have ever read was about a young girl that had a VERY rare reaction to the anesthesia. If her PS had taken proper steps she could have been saved easily even after the reaction. This is the only story I have actually read. I think you're about as likely to get struck by lightening as you are to die from this. Now...with that said, I fear this too. I think it's normal and you have to do the best you can to put it out of your head. You can die driving to the grocery store and we manage to put that risk out of heads . I hope this helped and didn't make things worse.
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That's a great, albeit morbid, question. I'm sure we all asked ourselves that question if even fleetingly when we were considering our BAs. Did you ask any of the surgeons during your consults? I asked about risks, but not about mortality risk. Am interested to see if anyone has an actual statistic.

From the quick Google search I just did, I saw one case of a teenager who died from reaction to anesthesia during BA surgery. I didn't read the story in depth and have no idea what the circumstance was.

Not that long ago there was a foreign teenager who traveled to an airport hotel near Philadelphia to have butt implant surgery IN THE HOTEL and died from complications. It was a completely below-board, illegal procedure that was not done by any qualified medical person.

I think the risk of dying during BA surgery is practically nil, unless there is some unforeseen, freak event. This is why it is imperative that not only your PS be qualified, but also the anesthesia staff. Most PS either operate in hospitals and use anesthesiologists (not assistants, but MDs) or have their own surgical center that is certified.

This is why it is also critical that you not hide or fib about any medical history that could affect the surgery. They ask your medical history not because they are nosy but because they need to know the best way to treat you during surgery and need to know any conditions you may have that would necessitate specific preparation or could be contraindications.
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My consult was with Dr. Revis online, I have my preop in 10 days and I will ask him then. I have had anesthesia twice and all went well so I should be fine with that aspect at least.
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There are always risks associated with surgery so it's definitely possible but I do not believe it is very likely. I had to sign a form before my surgery saying I understood that there were several risks including death. I havent heard of any stories about deaths before but I'm sure there are a few rare cases. If you have a good PS I don't think you have much to worry about.

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I've never heard of anyone dying during a BA that wasn't anesteshia related so I think you're good there.

I straight up asked my PS if he had ever had anyone die or come close to it and his answer was no. In almost 40 years he's had 2 infections...stuff of this nature . Ask away and if they can't or won't answer then on to the next as I see it. Good luck hun.

I hear a LOT of good about your Dr. so I'm sure you're in really good hands.
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The only case I've heard about is when German porn star/reality TV star died after her 6th breast augmentation.
She was called Sexy Cora if someone likes to google her story.
She was 23 years old when her heart stopped during the surgery. The implants were pretty large, another surgeon she consult didn't want to perform the surgery since he believed that her thin body cannot handle the implants. She was in coma for some time after the surgery and didn't make it.
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There was a story recently here in Sweden about a Swedish woman ending up in a coma from surgery, but she had her surgery done in Poland, and they are still not disclosing what exactly went wrong, they say the chances of her waking up from the coma are remote.

I think that there is always a chance of things going wrong, so the only thing you can do is stack as many right choices in your corner as possible...go to a qualified, certified PS, be open about your medical history including if you smoke.

I saw an undercover doco years ago about European women traveling to places like Czech, Russia and Poland on these surgery holidays to get boob jobs, and it was terrifying, some of the so called PS don't even use the right tools (using kitchen utensils and stuff) it was horrific, and one of the major reasons I would never travel out side my country to cheaper countries to get it done, its not worth it to save a buck that way!

Death can happen with any surgery, but if you go to a good PS then the chances are very low I think.

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I had the same fears before my surgery, as does everyone else. I researched online the chances of dying during a BA. Although there is a chance of death during surgery, you have a greater chance of dying during child birth. Look at it this way.. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. You can die at any moment whether it be driving down the road, or anything else you do in life there is always a risk of dying. Life is too short, get your new boobies !!
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With any surgical procedure, the risk of death is always a possibility..... as scary as it sounds, the chances of it actually happening, is not enough to make me get nervous at all
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Hey girl~ Youre just freaking out alittle bit and thats TOTALLY normal. Sure, there have been a few cases of people who died during surgery but there have been a few cases of people dying while having sex or going for a hike. The chance of you dying during surgery is incredibly unlikely... don't you worry about that.. worry about how you are going to get rid of your old bras and fight off all that male attention!
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yes people can die from surgery. I did research and found in B.a. cases its usually anesthesia related but it is so rare. My drs practice has not lost anyone in surgery, and the surgery center I was at has not lost anyone during a B.A. Just do your research on everyone and be comfortable with your decision.
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I thought that too. I have heard that long time ago, a woman in my hometown country in South East Asia, died from anesthesia, doing facelift, in a famous hospital that is legal and the doctor is certified PS. But the woman was in her 60s or so (I didn't remember exactly). I don't think it's a surgeon's fault, it's just, like others said, a woman's specific medical history and cercumstances, including her health. This is another raeson I think I will do it this year, like now or never....becuase I am not sure I may have to fight with my health rather than cosmetic surgery when I am at the age where my body is less than 90% healthy.

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The only case I've heard about is when German porn star/reality TV star died after her 6th breast augmentation.
She was called Sexy Cora if someone likes to google her story.
She was 23 years old when her heart stopped during the surgery. The implants were pretty large, another surgeon she consult didn't want to perform the surgery since he believed that her thin body cannot handle the implants. She was in coma for some time after the surgery and didn't make it.
Very sad story.
Apparently the German case had some issues with negligence, she was deprived oxygen for over 15 minutes. Any other deaths have been anesthetic related versus the actual BA.
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Thank you everyone for sharing your information, it is very helpful and somewhat helps me relax.

I feel as if I am in good hands with Dr. Revis and whom ever he chose to use to do his anesthesia.
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