Doctors to face charges after woman dies from liposuction procedure in Makati clinic


A businesswoman from Negros Occidental died while undergoing liposuction in a Makati City clinic.

The victim, identified as Nory Bobadilla traveled all the way to Manila to proceed with her surgery in Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting in South Park Plaza, Paseo de Magallanes on July 3, Wednesday.

However, initial reports said that Bobadilla stopped breathing while in the middle of the procedure. It is said that the victim’s doctors Claudine Roura and Katrina Bulseco tried to revive her before she was rushed to the Parañaque Doctor’s Hospital where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and slipped into a coma before dying.

Reports also showed that the clinic’s business permit was already expired.

Bobadilla’s relatives have already filed charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against the doctors who performed the liposuction. The victim left behind 5 children.
Based on the victim’s death certificate, Bobadilla died due to Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy secondary to Acute pulmonary embolism. Meanwhile, the Makati Police said that they are now investigating whether there were lapses on the part of the clinic during the procedure.

The liposuction procedure is safe — expert 

In an exclusive interview to dzRH’s Coffeebreak, Dr. John Cenica of “Jancen Cosmetic Surgery and Skincare Center” assured the public that undergoing a liposuction procedure in the country is safe only if a licensed cosmetic surgeon will perform the surgery.

Cenica then added that before undergoing the surgery itself, the patient will need to undergo laboratory tests and check-ups which will last for a maximum of two months. The patient is also prohibited from drinking liquors, smoking, and even taking on prescription vitamins.

“Ang liposuction ay hindi nagbibigay ng guarantee na papayat ang isang tao dahil ang tanging solution dito ay tamang diet and exercise talaga,” Cenica said.

The doctor then advised those who have plans of undergoing liposuction to seek the help of the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery or Philippine Society of Liposuction Surgery in choosing the best surgeon.

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