The indulgence in plastic surgery in Nigeria is gradually becoming a trend in the country, especially in Lagos. While there are skilled doctors trained for the high-risk cosmetic surgeries, quack doctors have also infiltrated the practice, leaving casualties in their wake.
A Lagos-based cosmetic surgeon identified as Anu is currently on the run after she carried out a cosmetic surgery on a client, resulting in her death. Anu who is the owner of @med_contour on Instagram, (personal Instagram handle @sisi_any) was approached by Onwuzuligbo Nneka Miriam; a former beauty queen and The Face of Democracy Transformation 2013 Winner for a BLL, liposuction and fat transfer on December 31, 2018, and got complications from it.
It was reported that Anu who usually hires or imports foreign doctors to help her out with the surgeries, decided to personally do the procedure on the victim as she wanted to try her hands at what she had been seeing the doctors do. Unfortunately, things became complicated leading to the victim’s death.
Unconfirmed sources revealed that the victim’s sister waited a long time for Anu to finish the procedure on her sister but decided to go into the theater and find out what the delay was. This was when she saw the almost lifeless body of her sister on the operating table with Anu by the side not knowing what more to do.
Apparently the victim has fallen into a coma due to the complications from the surgery.
She was allegedly rushed to Vedic Hospital in Lekki and was put on life support. She was later moved to LUTH where she died on February 3, 2019. The medical reports say that fat had entered her lungs, leading to her death.
The victim was in coma for 31 days.
Several reports revealed that Anu who is an American citizen is not a certified surgeon but got clients due to her popularity in Lagos. Sources reveal that she called up other clients stating she was refunding their monies to them. She, however, is no where to be found.
Insiders reveal that this is not her first mishap. According to them, she has done failed surgeries for two Lagos big girls which had to be corrected at another hospital.
Anu has since gone private on both her business and personal accounts and details about her whereabouts are yet to be confirmed.
The organiser of Face of Democracy Nigeria Pageant, Alexander Ajagbonno has expressed regrets and bitterness over the loss of Queen Miriam Onwuzuligbo.
This is coming a few months after Nollywood actress and philanthropist, Tonto Dikeh, took to social media to reveal she intends to go for yet another cosmetic surgery.
This came barely a few months after the actress underwent a beauty surgery for her ‘behind’. She took to the social media platform to reveal she spent millions of naira on the surgery.