Filipino businesswoman Shiryl Saturnino, who underwent multiple plastic surgeries all in one session, did not make it out alive of the procedures on Sunday.
The 29-year-old decided to get a breast and butt enhancement as well as liposuction at The Icon Clinic in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, where she arrived at 5 p.m. on Saturday and ended at 2:40 a.m. the following day.
Doctors found that Saturnino’s heart had stopped beating after the operation, according to AsiaOne.
They attempted to revive her with the help of Makati Medical Center, but to no avail and was declared dead at around 3:21 a.m.
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Police are waiting on autopsy results to determinethe cause of death and are investigating whether there was negligence by the doctors involved in the operation.
The Mandaluyong police chief, Senior Supt. Joaquin Alva, said that the doctors may face charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide should negligence — either through an act of omission or commission — be proven, according to the Inquirer.
The clinic’s lawyer, Estelita Cordero, told the publication in a statement on Tuesday that they would fully cooperate with the investigation, adding that the establishment remains “fully operational.”
“Ms 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,” Cordero said in the statement. “We are also currently extending full support to the family of Ms Saturnino in their time of grief. We will provide the public with additional information once we have gathered all facts and official data. In the meantime, The Icon Clinic is fully operational in servicing our valued patients.”
Her death has sparked outrage and debate on the obsession of going under the knife to look good on social media, with netizens expressing their condolences.