Woman dies after tummy tuck operation in Colombia when she started ‘expelling large quantities of blood’ in the toilet following the procedure
- Luz Deicy Vélez Estrada, 41, traveled to Bogotá, Columbia, in March to get a tummy tuck and skin tightening surgery
- She fell ill shortly after the operation on March 8 and died at a local hospital
- Her husband Félix Alejandro Aguirre said Columbian authorities have not yet returned his wife’s body as the investigation into her death continues
A 41-year-old Canadian woman died after undergoing tummy tuck surgery in Columbia, where she started ‘expelling large quantities of blood.’
Luz Deicy Vélez Estrada traveled from her home in Montreal, Canada, to undergo the operation and a skin tightening surgery in the Colombian capital Bogotá on March 8, but became violently ill later that night and died at a local hospital.
‘After 15 years living in Canada, Luz traveled to Colombia to have an operation with a person she found on the internet called “The Doll Maker,”‘ her husband Félix Alejandro Aguirre said, referring to renowned surgeon Yina Calderón.
Estrada paid 28 million Columbian pesos, or about $6,770, for the combination surgeries, which left her dead.
Luz Deicy Vélez Estrada, 41, traveled to Bogotá, Columbia on March 2 to undergo a tummy tuck and skin tightening surgery but died later that night
Aguierre told how his wife was taken out in a wheelchair just a few hours after the operation, and was unable to speak due to the pain she was in.
The victim’s parents took her back to their house and helped her to bed.
However, minutes later she needed to go to the toilet and ended up falling seriously ill.
According to Aguierre, Luz then started expelling large quantities of blood until she eventually passed out in the bathroom.
The Argentine-Canadian widower added: ‘Right there, her parents took her to the hospital as quickly as possible.
‘They managed to revive her in the emergency room, but a few minutes later, the doctor came out to announce that she had died.’
Her husband Félix Alejandro Aguirre said authorities have not yet returned his wife’s body
To make matters worse, the grieving husband claimed the Colombian authorities have yet to return his wife’s body for burial in the three months since she died on March 8.
He said: ‘I just want to know the truth about what happened that day.
‘It’s been over three months and I still can’t bring my lady home.
‘What explanation do I give my children and relatives?’
Félix has called on the Canadian embassy in Bogotá and the Colombian embassy in Ottawa to help return his wife’s body to Montreal as quickly as possible.
He also hopes the embassies’ involvement will speed up the ongoing investigation.