Leah Cambridge was a 29-year-old beautician and mother of three when she died during a Brazilian butt lift surgery, according to the New York Post. Cambridge reportedly left her home in Leeds, England to have the procedure done at Elite Aftercare, a legal Turkish clinic in Izmir.
Her partner, Scott Franks, shared on Facebook that she died "really early into the operation," according to Sky News. The cause has yet to be revealed, and she's said to have died in the operating room.
Elite Aftercare released the following statements on their Instagram in response to Cambridge's death:
Earlier this month, BuzzFeed News reported that "The Multi-Society Task Force for Safety in Gluteal Fat Grafting — which represents a number of plastic surgery associations — released a letter warning that complications may be killing as many as 1 in 3,000 people who get a Brazilian butt lift, a rate that is 'greater than any other cosmetic surgery.'"
"The fat is supposed to be injected into the subcutaneous tissue layer, which is where your fat normally sits," according to Dr. J. Peter Rubin, a board-certified plastic surgeon and a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. "But when surgeons go too deep and inject it into the muscle layer beneath it, the results can be deadly."