Update: Thursday, March 23, 11:30 ET:
Ranika Hall’s mother has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help to fund transport and funeral expenses for her daughter, who died from a Brazilian butt lift gone wrong. As of press time, it has surpassed its $10,000 goal.
Ranika Hall probably thought she was getting routine surgical procedure when she decided to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift. Unfortunately, things turned fatal Thursday at the Eres Plastic Surgery center in South Florida, according to NBC Miami.
Hall, 25, decided to have the procedure done after pregnancy left her unhappy with her body, notes the report. While her mother, Nicole Hall, watched after her 1-year-old daughter, the Missouri mother traveled to South Florida last week to have the surgery.
However, at 9 p.m. on Thursday, paramedics were called to Eres Plastic Surgery for a female patient who was unconscious and not breathing, according to police reports. Hall was rushed to a local hospital and died an hour later, police say.
Hall’s mother was in disbelief about her daughter’s death. “It’s hard for me to grasp a hold of it,” told the television news outlet. “I’m looking for answers.”
The incident is under investigation. Eres Plastic Surgery’s attorney released a statement expressing the doctor’s and center’s “deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our patient.”
Hall was not the first patient to die at the location while undergoing cosmetic surgery, the report says. In May of 2016, Heather Meadows, 29, died while having a Brazilian Butt Lift, the report.
Beside the tragedies at the South Florida center, NBC 6 Investigators have reported the deaths of 11 women after plastic surgery since 2010. Most of these deaths were linked to Brazilian Butt Lifts. The procedure involves fat, taken from a person’s stomach or back and injected into their butt to make it more plump and full. Death is possible via what’s known as a fat embolism. Fat can enter the bloodstream and travel to the lungs causing a patient to stop breathing.
Doctors, surgeons and physicians are continuing to research the procedure to better understand the procedure and its risks.
SOURCE: NBC Miami