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A British woman has died after having cosmetic surgery on her tailbone in a Bangkok-based clinic.
After being unsatisfied by the results of the first operation, the 24-year-old returned to the SP clinic in Thailand’s capital for corrective surgery.
The woman has not yet been named.
The doctor who operated on the unnamed woman, Dr Sompob Sansiri, was not certified for cosmetic surgery and has been arrested on charges of causing reckless death.
Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-general of the Health Service Support Department, told reporters the woman had stopped breathing while under anaesthesia after the surgery on Thursday.
He said: ‘There was an attempt to resuscitate her but ultimately she did not survive.
‘We are looking into why it happened.’
Sompob is expected to face additional charges in regards to illegal medical surgery from the Health Service Support Department.
The SP clinic is to be closed for 60 days.
Thailand has become a destination for its relatively cheap cosmetic procedures but there have been several deaths as a result of botched operations.