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Patient with V-line surgery complications in poor condition

Update: September, 25/2017 - 16:30
Emcas Medical-Plastic Surgery Clinic in HCM City’s District 10 was licensed by Health Ministry four years ago. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A woman who suffered from complications during a V-line surgery at HCM City-based Emcas Medical-Plastic Surgery Clinic will be taken to Singapore for treatment as her family’s last resort.

On September 17, 38-year-old T.T.Đ of HCM City’s Thủ Đức District reportedly went to the clinic for V-line facial contouring, a technique used in Asian cosmetic surgery to narrow and taper the bottom part of the face. Unlike more conventional methods, this procedure addresses all three important aspects of the lower portion of the face -- the angles of the jaw, the body of the mandible and the chin.

The surgery began at 9am and finished at about mid-day, as planned. Twenty minutes after the surgery, the woman was found to be bleeding in her mouth, which was stopped soon after. However, 10 minutes later, the women sudden suffered from respiratory failure, for which the windpipe was opened.

Once the patient had a relatively stable heartbeat and blood pressure, she was transferred to Nhân Dân 115 Hospital at 2.30pm in unconscious condition.

At present, the patient is no longer using breathing machines, but doctors are not optimistic about her full recovery.

HCM City’s Department of Health has reported the case to the Health Ministry, which has asked the clinic to report the entire surgery for the purpose of investigation.

According to Dân trí online newspaper, the surgeon involved in the case has a part-time job contract with the clinic. The clinic obtained the health ministry’s permission to operate four years ago. — VNS

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