People who are extremely dissatisfied with parts of their body often turn to plastic surgery to correct whatever they don’t like. Plastic surgery is not cheap and insurance normally does not cover it as it is a cosmetic surgery as opposed to one that is medically necessary. This leads people to shop around for cheaper options in other countries. Unfortunately the consequence of seeking out these surgeons in foreign countries is that you get what you pay for. Botched surgeries happen all the time as many of these surgeons are not licensed to practice medicine. This is the route that 23 year old Joy Williams went and she paid the ultimate price.
Williams is a British-Nigerian woman who was not happy with her backside. Instead of seeing a reputable doctor she shopped around for one who was cheaper. She ended up going to Thailand and seeing a surgeon named Sompob Sansiri, 51, who was only charging roughly $4,000 as opposed to $14,000-$16,000 like most surgeons. She thought that she was getting a great deal on buttock implants. She had the surgery but then something went wrong. She had to go back because the implant didn’t feel right and it needed to be corrected. She never made it out of the second surgery alive.
Williams’ family said that they have no idea what it was that caused her death during the second surgery. The investigation is ongoing and Sansiri has been arrested and charged with negligence. He is facing up to 10 years in prison as he did not have a license to practice medicine. Sadly this is not the first time a woman has died from having this type of implants either. A 20 year old woman from London named Claudia Aderotimi died in 2011 after a buttock implant surgery that was performed in Philadelphia. She had chest pains after her surgery and ended up dying.
Cases like these really bring to light the importance of finding someone reputable even if they do cost more upfront. Isn’t the cost of a life a lot more than having to pay a little more money for someone who knows what they are doing?