Florida Teen Dies After Cosmetic Surgery

18-year-old Stephanie Kublea died after cosmetic breast surgery. It appears she died from a rare condition called malignant hyperthermia, which can occur as a result of even properly administered anesthesia.

Although generally safe, her tragedy is an example of how even “routine” cosmetic procedures have risks, especially when general anesthesia is used.

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Although it might not make a difference is some tragedies such as this one, it is always best to:

  • Ask if your physician is board certified in their specialty.
  • Ask how many times your physician has performed this procedure.
  • Ask if the place you are having the procedure is an accredited surgery center.
  • If the procedure is complicated or requires anesthesia or sedation, then ask if your physician has privileges at the local hospital.
  • Above all, ask what the risks are of the procedure you are having. Death is fortunately very rare, but scarring, pain, and undesirable or unwanted cosmetic outcomes are common.

4 thoughts on “Florida Teen Dies After Cosmetic Surgery”

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  2. This is a very disheartening story. How could it been diagnosed beforehand instead of following the money first.

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