A Russian woman who wanted to surprise her husband with a breast implant surgery has died after falling into a coma more than a year ago.
The woman, Galina Rakushina was given anesthetic for the surgery on 17 April last year. Her heart stopped soon after the medication was administered.
She was not monitored for several minutes and despite her heart being restarted her brain had been deprived of oxygen for too long.
An ambulance rushed her to hospital, but she was had slipped into a coma from which she never woke despite living another 13 months.
A criminal case has been launched into the mother-of-two’s death 13 months after she went in for the breast operation.
As in other cases, investigators are probing the quality of anaesthetic and drugs used ahead of the surgery amid concerns over the regulation of plastic surgery clinics in the city.
The 30-year-old, from Lipetsk, “wanted to surprise her husband by enlarging her breasts after having her children”, Ren TV reports.
“She had secretly saved money for the operation. “Her heart was not beating for more than three minutes when doctors started reanimation,” the report added.
Her husband Alexander Rakushin, who has been left to care for the couple’s two young children, has not commented on her death.
The Russian Investigative Committee – which probes serious crime – has launched criminal case into unsafe medical services by the clinic, which has not been named.