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“She did not die in our facility” – Lagos Hospital where late-20-year-old lady underwent plastic surgery breaks silence

Cynosure Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinics, a Lagos-based medical facility, has finally broken its silence following the death of one of its clients.

News of the death of a 20-year-old lady, identified as Destiny Jojo, who had visited the facility for a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, made the rounds on Wednesday, March 15.

Friends who took to social media to mourn her tragic demise reported that she died after being unable to breathe properly, shortly after the surgery.

Social media users accused the hospital of negligence and called on the government and the appropriate authorities to shut down the hospital permanently to prevent further deaths.

However, reacting in a statement shared on its Instagram page on Thursday morning, cleared some misinformation and wrong assumptions making the rounds about the clients death.

It stated that a CT Pulmonary Angiogram was conducted on the deceased when she arrived at the intensive care unit ICU “and the result showed there was no pulmonary embolism.”

The hospital further debunked claim that the lady died in their facility, disclosing that she passed away at the ICU specialist hospital she was referred to.

The statement read,

“Good day everyone. On the March 14, 2023, we made a press release regarding the current issue making rounds on social media. We, once again, deeply commiserate with the family of the deceased. It has become necessary to clear the air on some misinformation and wrong assumptions. We are aware that it is reasonable to speculate that fat embolism was the most likely cause of her sudden onset of breathlessness.

However, we wish to state the following:
“A CT Pulmonary Angiogram (CPA) was conducted the same day the client arrived at the ICU and the result showed there was NO PULMONARY EMBOLISM. BY the way, a CPA is the gold standard for diagnosing PULMONARY EMBOLISM (whether for fat, blood clot or air embolism).
“Till date, we have no records of pulmonary embolism of any kind, to the glory of God, despite the number of surgeries done so far. The deceased was the third client to ever be referred to an ICU with the previous two, being successfully managed at the same reputable ICU Hospital which is within 10 mins drive from our facility.

“Samples have been sent for COVID-19 testing on account of her recent travel history, as well as some features seen on the CTPA. We enjoin the general public to show more respect to the family of the deceased and refrain from sharing the extremely sensitive videos which have been released by her ‘friends’ for reasons best known to them.”

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