Leeds mum-of-three died from fat clot after £5k 'Brazilian butt lift' in Turkey, inquest told

A mother of three who travelled to Turkey for cosmetic surgery died from a fat clot caused by the procedure, an inquest has heard.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 9:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 9:40 am
Leah Cambridge

Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, is said to have attended the hospital in Izmir for a "Brazilian butt lift" in August.

But she died following complications during the surgery, a hearing at Wakefield Coroner's Court was told.

Opening the inquest, Assistant Coroner James Hargan said a provisional post-mortem examination revealed that Ms Cambridge died from a fat embolism caused by a cosmetic surgical procedure.

Leah Cambridge

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He said: "Ms Cambridge was a 29-year-old single lady who lived with her partner in this country.

"Arrangements were made for her to have cosmetic surgery at a private hospital in Izmir, Turkey.

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"The procedure took place on the morning of 27 August 2018.

"At round about half-past one in the afternoon of that day, the deceased's mother was informed by hospital staff that there had been complications during the surgery and, sadly, Ms Cambridge had died."

The beautician is reported to have travelled to the Izmir Private Can Hospital, which boasts celebrity clientele, for the £3,000 operation after growing paranoid about excess stomach weight from having children.

Advocates of the procedure say it achieves results quickly and recovery is usually fast but experts have warned it carries a risk of serious complications.

Ms Cambridge's partner, Scott Franks, told a newspaper he had been left a "broken man" and warned others considering going under the knife to think about the risks.

No family members attended the inquest opening in Wakefield on Tuesday and Mr Hargan adjourned proceedings to allow further inquiries to take place.