A Lagos-based medical facility, Cynosure Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinics, has denied allegations of negligence, in an alleged fatal liposuction surgery that went wrong, leading to the death of Destiny, a 20-year-old lady, at the clinic.
News of Destiny’s death went viral on social media, on Wednesday, after her friends reported that she died after being unable to breath properly, shortly after the surgery.
In a statement shared on its Instagram page on Thursday morning, the clinic dismissed “misinformation and wrong assumptions” about Destiny’s death, saying, a CT Pulmonary Angiogram was conducted on the deceased when she arrived at the intensive care unit ICU “and the result showed there was no pulmonary embolism.”
The statement partly read:“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.
“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.”