The family of a 40-year-old woman from Louisiana is asking questions after she died Thursday at a Miami-Dade cosmetic center during a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift, WSVN reports.
Kizzy London died Thursday at Kendall Regional Medical Center after being rushed there from West Dade Surgery Center, hospital officials said. She is survived by her husband of more than 20 years, plus 1-year-old and 22-year-old children.
Family member Richard Graves said he was told by the staff at the surgery center that London "was gonna be all right" after she suffered cardiac arrest while on the operating table. "I didn’t come up here to bring her back in a box."
The family went to the center to complain and told WSVN that they were shocked at what they saw. "One girl leaving, I saw, with blood still in the back of her dress," said Lakesha London, the sister-in-law of the victim. "It’s just ridiculous."
The doctor who performed the procedure released a statement to WSVN that said "all standard pre-operative procedures were administered." Arnaldo Valls said he's been practicing for 40 years and has performed " thousands of surgeries" with "a clean record of no losses."
London's family said they are awaiting the autopsy results before they go back to Louisiana. Miami-Dade police said they are investigating.