(Antigua Observer) A 32-year-old mother of two from Antigua who traveled to South Florida for cosmetic surgery at a Miami office clinic in March died from fat clots in her lungs associated with liposuction, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s office reported on Thursday.
Nikisha Lewis is one of at least six patients who have died within the past year following liposuction and fat transfer procedures at Miami office surgery clinics.
Lewis was undergoing a liposuction procedure in March at Spectrum Aesthetics Center for Cosmetic Surgery at 51 Southwest 42nd Avenue when she stopped breathing during the surgery. Lewis was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she later died.
Kubs Lalchandani, an attorney for Spectrum Aesthetics, said in a written statement that the clinic is “deeply committed” to patient safety.
“Its medical professionals are in the process of reviewing the Medical Examiner’s report,” he said.