BANGKOK — A 24-year-old British woman died during a corrective hip operation in a Bangkok beauty clinic, police say.
The woman was undergoing a second cosmetic surgery following a liposuction operation when she died on the operating table yesterday, said Pol.Maj.Gen. Ittipol, deputy commissioner of the metropolitan police. The clinic, called SP Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, is located in Northern Bangkok and has been operating with a valid license for over ten years.
Somphop Saensiri, the doctor who performed the operation and is currently in police custody, said the woman died while under anesthesia. Somphop was not certified for cosmetic surgery, Thai authorities told the AP.
The Ministry of Public Health has ordered the clinic to shut down for 60 days pending further investigation into the woman's death.
Police have notified the British embassy and ordered an autopsy of the body to determine the cause of death and whether the doctor is guilty of negligence. Khaosod English is withholding the name of the deceased until it is confirmed that her relatives have been notified.