Woman dies after breast enlargement op

KUALA LUMPUR - Forty-six year old Jane Lim Mei Jiuan left home in the morning to undergo a cosmetic surgery but she never made it back home for dinner with her family.

The mother of two was pronounced dead at the University Medical Centre on Saturday after undergoing a breast enlargement procedure at a beauty centre in Petaling Jaya.

"We were waiting for her to come home when I received a call saying that Jane was at the hospital," said her husband, who only wished to be identified as Fong, 49.

"We rushed to the hospital but she was already dead."

Fong said that he did not know that his wife had agreed to the procedure.

"She did not mention it to any of the family members," he said.

Even after lodging a police report on Saturday, Fong said that the family was still clueless over what had actually transpired at the clinic.

In an attempt to find out more, his brother went to the centre and confronted the consultant who had handled her procedure.

"She could not tell us much," the brother said. "All she could say was that she had only received the payment and it was a doctor, who did everything else. Then she started crying," he said.

He said that the family would lodge a report with the Health Ministry soon after the post mortem results.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the ministry would need more details.

"If it is done by an unqualified person and you have a mortality, it is a police case," he said in an SMS reply.