An attractive 29-year-old Filipino businesswoman, who underwent multiple plastic surgeries in one go, died after the procedures on Sunday (March 26).
The Philippine Star reported that Shiryl Saturnino went under the knife for breast and butt enhancement as well as liposuction at a clinic in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila. The series of procedures began after her arrival at the clinic at 5pm on Saturday and ended only at 2.40am the next day.
After the operation, the doctors discovered that Saturnino's heart had stopped beating. After attempts to revive her failed, the doctors sought the assistance of Makati Medical Center. But it was too late - she was declared dead at around 3.21am.
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death and will investigate whether there was negligence by the doctors during the operation, reported Kami.com
The legal counsel of Icon Clinic told Inquirer.net in a statement that Saturnino was a "valued and regular patient whom we took care of for many years".
"Right now, there is an ongoing investigation on what really caused the passing of Ms. Saturnino. It is our responsibility to inform the public about the truth and we are fully cooperating with the investigation," said lawyer Estelita Cordero.
The clinic said it is "extending full support" to her family in their time of grief. However, it will remain "fully operational" while helping in investigation.
Meanwhile news of her untimely death has set social media abuzz, sparking debate on the obsession with looking good and whether there was negligence.
As netizens expressed their condolences, some also had spiritual reminders.
"Beauty is not a passport" to heaven, said one of them.
Over in America, authorities are also investigating the death of a 25-year-old Missouri woman who died after undergoing a cosmetic procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift at a Miami-area clinic.
The death of Ranika Hall, a mother of a one-year-old daughter from Kansas City, last Thursday (March 20) came nearly a year after a 29-year-old mother of two died following a similar procedure at the same clinic, which at that time was known by a different name, reported CBS News.