Teenager Dies During Breast Surgery
- Posted on: Mar 26 2008
An 18 year old recently died during a breast surgery in West Boca Raton, FL. Apparently, 18 year old Stephanie Kuleba was undergoing a procedure to correct her breast asymmetry when she went into malignant hyperthermia and died shortly thereafter.
This is a very unusual situation. Malignant hyperthermia is not a common condition, and the vast majority of plastic surgery performed on healthy people is not associated with a complication, much less a death. This tragedy does highlight the fact that plastic surgery is SURGERY, and must be taken very seriously.
I’ve been interviewed about this subject and others (Priscilla Presley) on the O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel tonight at 11pm EDT. Check it out if you get a chance!
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Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D