Tragic: Leah Cambridge, 29, passed away after a cosmetic operation to lift her bottom
A British mother-of-three has died after getting a ‘bottom lift’ at a Turkish clinic made popular by reality TV stars.
Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds collapsed shortly after the £3,000 operation that aimed to lift and increase the size of her bottom began at the Elite Aftercare Clinic in Izmir.
It is thought she died on the operating table at the celebrity clinic favoured by the cast of The Only Way Is Essex – but her cause of death has not yet been revealed, reported the Sun.
Last night Miss Cambridge’s partner, Scott Franks, 31, issued an impassioned plea for more information around the circumstances of her death, as his life, he said, had come crashing down around him.
Joining her parents in Turkey to fly Miss Cambridge’s body home, he told the paper: ‘I just wish this was a bad dream.
‘Two days ago I was happy. Now I’m a broken man and will be for ever.
‘I’m hurt so bad and this is only the start. My life has crashed.’
Mr Franks, a scaffolding manager, also warned others who were considering the cosmetic surgery to factor in all of the risks before going forward with any operation.
He added: ‘People need to be aware of situations that can happen with this treatment.
‘We are still waiting for answers and are also trying to get a flight to bring Leah home.’
Heartbreaking: Miss Cambridge’s partner Scott Franks, pictured together, has described his devastation at her loss
Miss Cambridge, who worked as a beautician, followed the likes of reality TV stars Lauren Goodger and Amber Dowding in opting for the Turkish clinic.
The so-called ‘Brazilian butt-lift’ procedure involves taking fat from the waist or the stomach and injecting it into the bottom.
Miss Cambridge, who worked as a beautician, followed the likes of reality TV stars Lauren Goodger in opting for a Turkish clinic
It serves as an alternative to buttock augmentations using implants and is believed to offer a safer way of plumping your bottom due to the ‘natural’ fat used, which minimises the risk of silicon rejection.
Miss Cambridge, who was a mother of three boys, is thought to have suffered complications very soon into the procedure. Doctors and nurses were unable to save her.
Mr Franks, her partner for ten years, told the Sun: ‘It’s like a nightmare. Leah wanted to get married and we definitely would have in the next few years but instead I’m going to have to plan a funeral.
‘I’m looking at her face on video and I think it can’t be true.’
In a heart-breaking tribute Mr Franks wrote on Facebook: ‘I can’t believe I’m setting off to say my goodbyes to my little darling.
‘This is going to be the hardest thing I’ve done. I can’t imagine being in the house without her.’
To Miss Cambridge, he added: ‘I will always leave a space for you at the table and make sure our kids remember you.’
Former Spurs footballer Jamie O’Hara had liposuction at the same clinic in June.
Miss Cambridge, who was a mother of three boys, is thought to have suffered complications very soon into the procedure. Doctors and nurses were unable to save her
The clinic’s website reads that the procedure, which takes one to two hours, is one of its most popular.
The website reads: ‘You will be able to walk normally after just one day and shouldn’t have much pain.
‘Our surgeon and nurses will check on you and advise regularly to see an optimal recovery is made.
It adds that surgery should not be taken lightly but that complications ‘rarely’ occur. Possible but common concerns following the operation can include ‘bleeding, infection anaesthesia problems, fat necrosis and decreased sensation.’