A 24-year-old British-Nigerian woman died in Thailand after a cheap plastic surgery procedure to increase the size of her bottom went horribly wrong.
The woman, Joy Williams, is from Thamesmead London, but was born in Lagos, Nigeria, The Telegraph reports.
According to reports, she traveled to Bangkok earlier this month for the £2,000 buttock augmentation procedure. The operation entails putting silicone implants into the patient’s buttocks.
After the surgery was conducted on October 14th, Williams’ wounds became infected, causing her to be in excruciating pain. She then returned to the hospital to get the implants removed. She died during the operation.
The doctor who performed the surgery, Sompob Sansiri has now been charged with “causing her death by negligence.”
Williams is said to have struggled with self-esteem issues, and had previously had plastic surgery on her nose.
One of her friends told investigators that:
“She was a very bright girl and did well at school. She was a bit shy and quiet and I knew in later years there was something wrong and upsetting her.
“At school she had been bullied over her appearance and she went for surgery on her nose and face. Last time I saw her it was obvious she had had cosmetic surgery. She was fine before, she didn’t need to. She was fine the way she was but she just wasn’t happy. She had no self esteem and I guess she felt she needed to do it. She was just never happy with herself.”
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