British woman, 31, died of a blocked artery in her lung while undergoing a butt-lift operation in Turkey before her marriage, the research hears
- Melissa Kerr, 31, had a procedure at the city’s Medicana Haznedar hospital last year
- Cause of death was given as pulmonary thromboembolism and fat embolism
- Mrs. Kerr worked as a psychological welfare practitioner at a charity for mental health
A psychologist died during a cosmetic lift in a private hospital in Turkey, an investigation heard.
Melissa Kerr, 31, from Gorleston, Norfolk, was on vacation in Istanbul when she had the procedure, which could cost up to £ 3,150, at the Medicana Haznedar Hospital in the city on November 19 last year.
The Norfolk Court in Norwich was told how she died during the operation, known as gluteal augmentation.
Melissa Kerr, 31, from Gorleston, Norfolk, was on holiday in Istanbul when she had the procedure on November 19 last year at the city’s Medicana Haznedar hospital
Her medical cause of death was given as lung thromboembolism (blockage in one of the lung arteries in your lungs) and fat embolism (the result of a piece of fat that nestles in a blood vessel), as a result of elective cosmetic surgery.
Norfolk senior coroner Jacqueline Lake opened and suspended the investigation on Friday. A full hearing will take place on April 7.
Miss Kerr worked as a psychological wellbeing practitioner at Mental Health Charity Mind, according to one justgiving.com page.
Her twin sister Natasha, who created the page, described her as “a pure and beautiful soul inside and out”
Natasha added on the page: “Words cannot describe the pain and the broken heart that we are going through, life without her will never be the same again.
“We miss her deeply and nothing will fill the void that we have left.”
Animal lover Melissa also worked as a volunteer to help victims of domestic violence and support people through mourning.
Her medical cause of death was given as lung thromboembolism and fat embolism, as a result of elective cosmetic surgery.
Natasha added: “She was passionate about changing the world step by step and living a vegetable life hoping to save the planet and as many animals as possible.”
Melissa’s partner Skye Birch left a moving Valentine’s Day message on her Facebook page on Friday and said, “I will continue to love you with all my heart until my last breath.”
An investigation last November heard how beautician Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, died of a pulmonary embolism shortly after a “Brazilian butt lift” operation at a private hospital in Izmir, Turkey, in August 2018.
Senior coroner Kevin McLoughlin of Wakefield noted a conclusion that the mother of three had died after being unaware of the risks of the operation.
He also called for a British ban on the procedure.