I was going to wait until the autopsy came back to comment on this news article, but there are points to be made even now.
First, it isn’t known if the death was due to liposuction.
This December 30th Palm Beach Post article gives the basics and that is all: South Florida woman, 35, dies getting plastic surgery (bold highlights are mine).
Lidvian Zelaya's New Year's resolution for 2011 was to "look good," so she went to Strax Rejuvenation Center in Lauderhill on Monday to have fat liposuctioned from her waist and added to her buttocks, her husband, Osvaldo Vargas, said.Three hours later, Vargas said, his wife was rushed to emergency facilities at a nearby medical center. When he arrived there, he was told she had died. She was 35.Vargas and his attorney, Spencer Aronfeld of Coral Gables, said they were not sure what doctor performed the procedure nor whether the procedure had started when the medical problems began.
Dino Doc that says a lot about why you are increasing asked to do pre-surgery clearances.According to the family, Zelaya was in perfect medical condition, and the clinic cleared her through a pre-operative screening. Now, the family is urging anyone considering cosmetic surgery to undergo a second, pre-surgical health evaluation by an independent primary care physician."I think it's an inherent conflict of interest if you are getting screened by the surgeon who wants to do the procedure," said Aronfeld.
Know Your Surgeon (November 3, 2010)
Liposuction – Shaping not Weight-loss (February 8, 2010)
Liposuction Overview (October 6, 2010)
Major and Lethal Complications of Liposuction -- An Article Review (July 16, 2008)