A few weeks ago, the Internet world was shocked to find out that singer Usher’s wife, Tameka Foster had undergone serious complications during a rumored plastic surgery done overseas.
Make Me Heal and its plastic surgeons have often warned of the dangers of overseas surgery, which is often used by patients as cheaper alternative to the stringent laws in place here in the States and are sorry to learn that Tameka Foster may be the latest victim of a botched plastic surgery.
According to plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden, “Usher’s wife and her doctor together made a questionable decision to have an elective body-contouring procedure so soon after she gave birth. According to an inside source (a Brazilian plastic surgeon colleague), the procedure she was to undergo was liposuction. During induction of anesthesia, she suffered a cardiac arrest, was resuscitated, and placed into an induced coma and transferred to a highly reputable hospital to recover.”
“The purported benefit of surgery in another country, whether it is for the sake of anonymity, a “discount”, or perceived difference in surgical technique, can quickly be wiped out once a complication occurs and the patient is outside of her home country. I still don’t understand why American celebrities seek surgery in other countries when the highest standards of technique, practice, credentialing and training among physicians and hospital staff is present in the United States of America.”
Make Me Heal had previously recommended a tummy tuck for 37-year Tameka Foster a few years ago, before her marriage to 30-year old Usher, as she was already a mother (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tameka Foster’s plastic surgery).
On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes, “We know that Usher’s wife (Tameka Foster) was to have an operation in South America recently and it was aborted due to cardiac arrest. This has been referred to as botched plastic surgery although we do not know if any plastic surgery occurred.” get Cialis Professional
“I serve as an expert reviewer on California’s Medical Board for plastic surgery cases. In the really rare event that cardiac arrest occurs in any elective surgery case, it is frequently an issue of hypoxia, meaning adequate oxygen wasn’t getting to the patient’s tissues. This is more likely when the center in which the procedure is being performed is not ‘up to snuff’ on equipment and staff.
Was this the cause in Mrs. Foster’s case? I don’t know. Furthermore, I do not know what the procedure is for investigating such an incident outside of the State of California. As I have said before there are risks to ‘Surgical Tourism.’
Hopefully Mrs. Foster will recover well for this unfortunate event. It is my understanding that she had returned to the US at this point.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell J Aston also weighed in on Tameka’s decision to undergo plastic surgery overseas, soon after giving birth. He says, “Ushers’ wife apparently went to Brazil for liposuction approximately two months following the birth of a baby. Sources say she suffered a cardiopulmomary arrest at the time of anesthesia induction and did not have any surgery. While this is very unusual to happen to a young healthy person it obviously can happen. None of the medical facts have been reported from Brazil. Most surgeons would not want to perform liposuction of a woman who gave birth two months earlier as the body has not returned to the shape it will be a few months later.”
Surprisingly, rumor has it that Usher was unaware of his wife’s decision to undergo any procedure and learned of the tragic incident along with the rest of the world, via the Internet.
Make Me Heal looks forward to learning more facts of the unfortunate incident and wishes Tameka a speedy recovery.
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