British woman, 24, dies after botched Thai cosmetic surgery on her tailbone

October 24, 2014 admin No comments

Doctor Sompob Sansiri, center, is escorted by Thai police officers at a police station following his arrest in Bangkok Friday, Oct . 24, 2014, as he faces charges of causing death by reckless endangerment. British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by Sompob, an uncertified surgeon, at his clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

The doctor responsible, Dr Sompob Sansiri, being lead away by Thai police (Picture: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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.’

(Picture: EPA/Getty Images)

A staff member of the clinic being question by Thai Police(Picture: EPA/Getty Images)

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.

Thailand is popular for its relatively cheap cosmetic procedures (Picture: EPA/Getty Images)

Thailand is popular for its relatively cheap cosmetic procedures (Picture: EPA/Getty Images)

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