Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic | Inquirer Lifestyle

Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S. woman who traveled to the Caribbean country to undergo a liposuction procedure.

 

In a Sunday statement, the prosecutor’s office in Santo Domingo said the 23-year-old woman traveled to the Caribbean country two days before her April 23 procedure but did not disclose where she was from in the U.S.

 

Prosecutors say the clinic is run by Dr. Edgar Contreras, who has been the subject of three other probes by investigators.

 

The 23-year-old is the fourth woman who has died so far this year at Dominican plastic surgery clinics. They include a 24-year-old who died from an embolism in February after undergoing surgery to have implants removed from her buttocks.

 

 

 

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