A Nigerian woman- Abimbola Ajoke Bamgbose, 38, from Kent in the UK who died after having liposuction in Turkey was fed up of people asking whether she was pregnant—because of the size of her stomach.
Mrs Bamgbose, who also had a Brazilian butt lift, died there two weeks after the surgery, the inquest in Maidstone heard.
The constant asking of people whether she was pregnant bothered her so much to the extent that her husband-Moyosore Olowo did not even know she was going to Turkey for the procedure—he thought he was in Turkey on holidays with friends, he told an inquest.
As a result of its low cost, Turkey has become a hot spot for various body procedures—and women from Europe and Africa troop there in their numbers for various surgeries.
According to the BBC, her “husband Moyosore Olowo said he believed she was on holiday with friends until she called to say she was in pain.He went to Turkey after she stopped calling and found she had been rushed to the hospital for more surgery.”
Mr Olowo said his wife paid £5,000 for the package with Mono Cosmetic Surgery as UK treatment was too expensive.
Explaining why she wanted it, he said: “When a woman is unhappy and getting feelings about her looks, the clothes she buys do not fit and people ask if she is pregnant because of her tummy, sometimes there is nothing we can do. We are powerless.I wasn’t concerned. I told her ‘you have three children’. I told her my tummy is bigger than hers.”
“Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and “sucks” fat from the body. It is often used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back.”