Tameka Foster might have been forgotten as the former wife of performer Usher, if it hadn’t been for her plastic surgery nightmare, which made her an Internet sensation. Now Tameka is setting the rumors straight about what really went wrong when she decided to undergo plastic surgery.
40-year old Tameka Foster was supposed to undergo a tummy tuck in South America when she went into cardiac arrest (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tameka Foster’s tummy tuck). Now Tameka is talking about her decision to go under the knife in a foreign country in an interview in the April 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister.
“I had a Brazilian nanny. It was her son’s birthday. She was very sad she couldn’t go and see him for his birthday. The tickets are very expensive to go. I had a little slight attitude, and I was like, ‘You want to go to Brazil? We’re gonna go.’ It was one of those Waiting To Exhale moments. You know how women do that? And when I got there, I started seeing all those pretty people walking around. And I was like ‘Dang!’ And my nanny was formerly a nurse there and she said, ‘Oh yeah, its popular here and inexpensive.”
“She was even telling me how people would get it and they would snap back so fast. And I just had a little pooch. I’ve always been a person who has been into my body and staying fit. And I had a baby, like, three months earlier. And I’m not going to lie, I was mad at my husband at the time so I thought, ‘Let’s take a trip.’”
“So I took my sister. I took my nanny. And I took my assistant. And everybody was shocked, like, ‘Vacation?’ I was like ‘Yep. I’m going to Brazil.’ And I had never been before and it was beautiful. The weather was hot, So me, I was just trying to be spontaneous. I sent the children to him with another nanny and assistant. I was like, ‘You deal with them.’ You know? ‘You want to be M.I.A. for the most part? You deal with them.’ And when I got there I made a really dumb decision. It was dumb, because it wasn’t nothing a few crunches and another month wouldn’t have gotten off. I never had the surgery. I ended up going into cardiac arrest while I was getting anesthesia.”
Surgery always comes with risks, and unfortunately Tameka learned the hard way.
On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, ” Usher’s Ex-wife Tameka Foster recently commented on her cardiac arrest prior to undergoing planned liposuction surgery in Brazil. Apparently, she arrested prior to the surgery even starting, and never ended up having it done. She’s very lucky to have made what appears to be a complete recovery.”
“Always choose a surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons!”
Makemeheal.com is glad Tameka is doing well and wishes her the best in the future.
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