Russian authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the sudden and severe deterioration in the health of a woman who tragically passed away two days after undergoing a comprehensive whole-body liposuction procedure at a clinic in Russia.
The deceased woman, identified as Anna Andrea, aged 47, had reportedly opted for fat removal from various areas of her body, including her face, neck, chin, breasts, stomach, hips, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees, calves, and ankles, all in a single surgical procedure. The operation was performed by renowned Russian plastic surgeon Maria Burlova, who serves as the head of the Abriell Clinic in St. Petersburg.
The woman’s husband and daughter expressed shock and dismay at not being informed when she was urgently transferred to a state hospital after experiencing complications two days post-surgery. Suspected complications included a heart attack and extensive body swelling. According to the daughter, Kira Fedora, her mother had initially planned solely for a facelift, and she had discussed this with her family and close friends. However, she alleged that her mother was pressured into undergoing surgery on her entire body, a procedure actively promoted by the clinic.
Before the full-body liposuction, the woman had undergone heart assessments, and all results indicated that she was in good health. She remained in contact with her family immediately after the surgery but experienced a rapid deterioration in her condition.
The bereaved daughter disclosed that legal action has been taken against the clinic, and the Russian Investigative Committee is presently conducting an inquiry. The clinic is suspected of providing services that do not adhere to safety standards, which could potentially result in a maximum sentence of six years in prison for causing death due to negligence.