Cynosure Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinics based in the Mende area of Maryland, Lagos has debunked allegations of negligence following a fatal liposuction surgery involving a 20-year-old lady named destiny.
Friends of the deceased raised alarm on Wednesday that Destiny died after complaining of difficulty in breathing shortly after the surgery.
However, the clinics dismissed “misinformation and wrong assumptions” about Destiny’s death in a statement shared on its Instagram page on Thursday.
The statement said, “It has become necessary to clear the air on some misinformation and wrong assumptions. We are aware that it is reasonable to speculate that fat embolism was the most likely cause of her sudden onset of breathlessness. However, we wish to state the following:
“A CT Pulmonary Angiogram (CPA) was conducted the same day the client arrived at the ICU and the result showed there was NO PULMONARY EMBOLISM. BY the way, a CPA is the gold standard for diagnosing PULMONARY EMBOLISM (whether for fat, blood clot or air embolism).
“Till date, we have no records of pulmonary embolism of any kind, to the glory of God, despite the number of surgeries done so far. The deceased was the third client to ever be referred to an ICU with the previous two, being successfully managed at the same reputable ICU Hospital which is within 10 mins drive from our facility.”
The statement added, “Samples have been sent for COVID-19 testing on account of her recent travel history, as well as some features seen on the CTPA. We enjoin the general public to show more respect to the family of the deceased and refrain from sharing the extremely sensitive videos which have been released by her ‘friends’ for reasons best known to them.”
Last June, a lady named Crystabel Gabriel died allegedly from the complications she had after a hip surgery performed by Dr Kosy Odimega who was rumoured to be a staff member of the clinic. But the organisation disowned the surgeon.