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Florida Woman Dies During Plastic Surgery

But on December 27 of 2010, Lidvian Zelaya died just a few hours into a procedure for abdominal liposuction and buttock injections. Her family was told by the Strax Rejuvenation Clinic, a South Florida plastic surgery center, that she would be able to go home shortly after the surgery.

Zelaya had undergone breast augmentation at the same clinic with no complications.

ABC News reports:

"Cosmetic surgery is common among many people who live in south Florida. Private plastic surgery clinics compete with flashy advertisements and special promotions ... [T]he clinic cleared [Zelaya] through a pre-operative screening. Now, the family is urging anyone considering cosmetic surgery to undergo a second, pre-surgical health evaluation by an independent primary care physician."

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