Cosmetology practitioner dies after rhinoplasty, abdominal liposuction

Ho Chi Minh CityThe 31-year-old girl, living in District 8, went to an apprentice cosmetology facility, had her nose lifted and liposuctioned by the owner, a few hours later she turned pale, had difficulty breathing, and died when she went to the emergency room.

The case has just been reported by the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City to the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment (Ministry of Health) and the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. The patient is a student of a cosmetic facility at Nguyen Cong Tru Street, District 1, from November 20. On December 5, the owner of the facility directly lifted the nose, liposuctioned the abdomen for 15 million VND for the female student, not yet paid. A 25-year-old doctor, with a medical doctor degree issued in June 2019, anesthetizes the patient before performing the procedure.

After surgery, the girl went home, became seriously ill, died after nearly 3 hours of emergency at People’s Hospital 115. According to the hospital’s report, the patient had respiratory arrest (cardiac arrest, apnea) before admission to the hospital. , monitoring for anesthetic poisoning, anaphylaxis due to anesthetics has not been excluded, monitoring for aspiration pneumonia, death after abdominal liposuction at the 14th hour.

The Investigation Police Department of District 1 has accepted the case. The Department of Health has sealed relevant medical records for investigation.

The police are also investigating the case A 24-year-old girl died after treating acne and dark skin at the spaa at Doc Lap street, Tan Phu district. Department Inspector coordinated with functional forces to check and confirm that this spa facility performs laser technology, but has not been licensed, nor has it produced invoices and documents for laser machines, drugs, anesthetic creams, etc. cosmetics. The inspector asked the facility to stop invasive cosmetic services.

According to the explanation of the owner of the facility, the patient is an old customer, treated for acne and dark skin 3 times since November 16. On the afternoon of December 7, the girl continued the treatment according to the old course, applying anesthetic cream to the face, back and buttocks to perform laser. About 30 minutes after applying the cream, the patient had a convulsion, was taken by an emergency facility and called an ambulance, and brought him to 115 People’s Hospital, then did not survive.

From the end of November, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has coordinated with the Ho Chi Minh City Police to make an unexpected inspection of beauty service businesses and beauty service establishments that show signs of unauthorized operation. The inspection is expected to last until December 30.

From March, in order to rectify activities in the field of cosmetology, the Department of Health proposed the People’s Committee of Thu Duc City and districts to strengthen the inspection of unauthorized practice establishments in the area. The Department also irregularly inspects violations according to people’s feedback.

Le Phuong