Despite what seems to be a cosmetic surgery scare following several recent reports in the media of women dying after undergoing the procedure, one popular Kingston-based plastic surgeon has told THE STAR that his office gets requests daily, especially for the Brazilian Butt Lift.
“There is not a day that I don’t get a request here. I would say my office does at least one [butt lift] per week, and sometimes up to three. Daily people ask if we do the surgery and how much it costs. If it was a cheap surgery, I would say everybody would get it,” Dr Jan Hochtritt of Prosurgicare, shared.
The surgery costs roughly US $6,000 at his office.
Social media has been abuzz with several reports of women dying shortly after cosmetic surgery. Among the reports was that of a 32-year-old Antiguan woman, Nikisha Lewis, died on March 6 after a liposuction surgery in Miami.
A little over a week later, another woman, 25-year-old Ranika Hall of Missouri died in at another Miami-based clinic after undergoing a butt lift.
According to an NBC report, these women are among 10 women who died in the same Miami area after undergoing cosmetic surgery in the last six years.
Against this backdrop, several Jamaicans took to social media to shun the practice, and voice their concerns about the dangers of going under the knife mere for aesthetic reasons.