Plastic Surgery May Lead To Brain Damage

First Posted: May 29, 2016 07:44 AM EDT

There is no shortage of horror stories surround plastic surgeries gone bad. The recent one involves a girl who sustained brain damage because of breast augmentation!

According to Fox News, Linda Perez underwent coma for two weeks after her breast augmentation procedure. She was just 18 then. Three years later, her mother is now speaking out to warn others of this danger associated with plastic surgery. 

Even though Linda Perez was able to wake up from the coma, she is not the same happy teen as she was before. She can only speak a few words and can only stand for a few seconds. According to Mariela Diaz, the mom, the surgery had gone wrong and affected Linda's brain. She also named the surgery clinic Coral Gables Cosmetic Center in Miami as the clinic that operated on her daughter. 

"I tell the daughters and mothers to think it over before going to those clinics, because they never know how they are going to come out," Mariela told the Miami Herald. "They should accept what they have naturally."

Linda was not a first timer when it comes to having procedures done on her, which some people are quick to assume. This is her second operation, with the first one done on her buttocks. 

According to Mariela, the physician who gave the anaesthesia, Dr. Mario Alberto Diaz even tried to resuscitate the girl when her heart rate and blood pressure just dropped suddenly to no avail. Linda fell unconscious and into a coma, which triggered an administrative complaint from the Florida Department of Health. 

Under the complaint, the doctor was being accused for not providing enough airway for assisted breathing during the over half hour of resuscitation attempt. 

According to Miami Herald, Diaz was hardly a reputable physician. He is a convicted felon who was jailed for the illegal sale of pills online. He pleaded guilty in 2006 and after serving his prison term, given a one-year suspension. He was allowed to keep his license.

At this moment, Diaz can still practice his profession after settling the Perez case with $10,000 fine and 15 hours of Continuing Medical Education. 

Despite the case being settled, Linda Perez's life will never be the same again. She has a six-year old son and the entire family is financially unstable.  

 A  GoFundMe page has already been created by the legal team of the girl to help cover for the medical costs.

Not all plastic surgeries done always end up successful. "The Hills" Heidi Montag can attest this, after she underwent a dozen of surgeries over six years ago. In her ET Online interview, although she said she did not regret what she did, she cannot recommend plastic surgery to other. "Regret's a hard word because I'm trying not to regret things in my life because that can be a dark path to go down," Montag said. "But I certainly wouldn't do it again and I certainly wouldn't recommend it and I have learned a lot from it and I just want to move forward in a positive way." 

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