A 23-year-old British woman died after receiving half-price plastic surgery in Thailand to have her buttocks augmented.
Joy Williams’ family, however, didn’t even know she had gone abroad for the surgery.
Speaking yesterday from his home in Lagos, Nigeria, Miss Williams’s older brother Anietie, 28, said he had been looking forward to her visiting him in Nigeria this Christmas.
He said: ‘We don’t really know what went wrong, we only know what is in reports in the media. She was a very nice and caring person. She brought joy to people’s lives. She was a beautiful girl, loved by everybody. We will miss her so much.’
He added that the family were still making preparations to bring Miss Williams’s body home and that his brother was planning to fly to Thailand and return to London with it.
Williams, who reportedly traveled to Thailand twice before her surgery, chose the SP clinic, a facility she found on the internet. She traveled to Thailand on Oct. 14 to have the operation to make her buttocks fuller. Days later, her wounds became infected. She returned to the clinic to have corrective surgery, but died on Oct. 23.
The young woman was found on the operating table with a three inch-long stitched incision on her tail bone, according to the Daily Mail. The medical staff was unable to resuscitate her.
Thai officials are investigating Williams’ death. In the meantime, the clinic has been closed for 60 days. Sompob Sansiri, the 51-year-old doctor who carried out the procedure, was arrested and charged with recklessness causing death, after it was discovered he was carrying out night-time surgery without a license.
He faces 10 years in prison if convicted.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Handout