Young Mother Dies After Getting Brazilian Butt Lift

A mother from Missouri died on Thursday (March 16) after undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery in South Florida.

Against her family’s wishes, 25-year-old Ranika Hall left her year-old daughter with her mother and traveled from Missouri to Hialeah, Florida to get the popular butt-plumping procedure.

Ranika’s mother, Nicole Hall, said, “”I tried to talk her out of it. I really did. Her sisters and her brothers tried to talk her out of it.”

Via NBC Miami:

Thursday just before 9 p.m., paramedics were called to the Eres Plastic Surgery center at 1738 W. 49th St. in Hialeah for a female patient who had lost consciousness and was not breathing, according to Hialeah Police.

Ranika Hall was taken to the hospital where she was declared dead an hour later.

“Unbelievable like it’s not true,” Hall said about her daughter’s death. “It’s hard for me to grasp a hold of it.”

The family says they can’t afford to come to town and are arranging to bring her body home from there. Hall also wants to know why her daughter died.

“I know it’s supposed to be a common procedure,” Hall said. “I’m looking for answers.”

Unfortunately, Ranika Hall’s death isn’t the first death at this facility.

Heather Meadows died in May 2016 after getting a Brazilian Butt Lift. She was 29.

Eres Plastic Surgery released the following statement:

Dr. Daniel Calva and Eres Plastic Surgery express their deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our patient who had recently undergone a cosmetic procedure at our center on Thursday evening. Dr. Daniel Calva and Eres Plastic Surgery are deeply saddened by what has occurred and offter their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dr. Calva is a highly skilled and caring surgeon that is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to his patients.

A patient is 20 times more likely to die from a Brazilian Butt Lift than any other cosmetic surgery.

The deaths are caused by a fat embolism. That’s when fat gets into the bloodstream, travels to the lungs, and basically smothers the patient.

Women are DYING for a bigger butt. It’s heartbreaking.

Source: Washington Post