Diarra Akua Eunice Brown, 28, had travelled to Istanbul to have the surgery at a clinic in the suburb of Bahcelievler on October 22.
Diarra Akua Eunice Brown
A promising young woman has died two days after liposuction surgery in Turkey.
The British woman identified as Diarra Akua Eunice Brown, 28, had travelled to Istanbul to have the surgery at a clinic in the suburb of Bahcelievler on October 22.
reportted that the operation was initially a success, but Brown fell 'suddenly ill' two days after the surgery while having her dressings changed and died within hours.
The doctor who performed the surgery, identified in Turkish media only as S.G.B., has since been arrested and a criminal investigation is underway.
S.G.B has been questioned by police, and told them that Brown suffered no ill effects after the operation and had been discharged the next day.
He said she had returned a day later to have her dressings changed, but her condition quickly deteriorated.
The medic added that he had no idea what had caused her sudden illness. The investigation is ongoing.
Social media posts from family and friends paid tribute to her, describing her as a 'beautiful soul' and a 'close friend'.
'This must be a dream,' one post said. 'Still can’t come to terms with this yet.'
'I miss you angel. I'm devastated you were taken away way before your time,' said another.