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A case of cosmetic surgery seemingly did not go well for one mother in the Bronx. Janelle Edwards had just underwent a series of procedures in the Dominican Republic and according to the New York Daily News, they could have led to her death.

Edwards was found unconscious in her car on Thursday at 8:10 p.m. When her parents found her slumped behind the wheel, they called the police. Thirty minutes later, Edwards died at Montefiore Medical Center’s Albert Einstein Hospital, a location she worked at according to a Facebook post.

A Saturday autopsy was inconclusive, but one doctor told detectives that Edwards died from a blood clot caused by her recent surgeries. The operations performed on Edwards in the DR included breast enhancement, a tummy tuck, and butt implants. Her older sister, Samantha Edwards, believes all these things played a part in Janelle’s death.

Her family even mentioned that Janelle complained of stomach and breast pain when she returned from the DR. Unfortunately, Samantha doesn’t believe her family can take legal action. “She was a very loving person,” she said. “That’s how I want to remember my sister. She lived her life and God took her early.”

Edwards is leaving behind a 7-year-old and 1-year-old daughter according to family members.

Many doctors warn about where people get their cosmetic surgery, no matter the price. “I know the cheaper cost is tempting, but consider the risks,” said Doctor Susan Downey in a video posted on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. “If any problems come up, you may have additional costs and no legal protection…cosmetic surgery is real surgery and requires consultation, planning and follow-up care best with a board certified surgeon.”

The ASPS also said taking a long flight after surgery can increase the patient’s risk of developing a pulmonary embolism and blood clots. They advise patients to wait up to seven days after surgery before they take a flight.

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26 thoughts on “Mother Dies After Getting Cosmetic Surgery In The Dominican Republic

  1. Geri Johnson on said:

    Sad, a little enhancement here and there not so bad but when it’s overdone like Kim Kardasian and others, it does look freaky, SAD!!

  2. Mac Ben on said:

    Chickenheads and their thirst to be beautiful (or have a BIGass or knockout set of Tigol’Bitties)…smh.
    Have you seen that freak Lil Kim?😳

  3. Larry, the Kardashians are making a living on their backs with no shame, no modesty, or concern about image…..what’s the difference. This is not a Black women’s issue – – it is an issue perpetuated every single day in magazines, tv ads, car shows, etc. that a woman’s body has to be a certain size and shape. And it cuts across all lines, or have you forgotten anorexia and bulimia. New day – – same issue. In the past, it was those two as a means, today, it’s plastic surgery. You know, if you weren’t so ignorant causing you to spew such malicious bigotry and otherwise nonesense, you probably could be a decent human being….oh well.

  4. We Learn to Love ourselves unconditionally, Plastic Surgeon’s will b out of business. We all have flaws trying to make your exterior perfect will never b. Accept what GOD gave u and embrace yourself

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      Because they are so anxious to put their shiggidy out there for everyone to see. No modesty, no volume control. no shame, and no femininity. I ain’t making this shit up. Deny it all you want, but the rest of society sees it and does all they can to avoid it.

  5. Dr. Larry on said:

    Self hatred at its worst. As my boy Tommy says, black women are so desperate for DNA, Dick-n-Attention,
    That are willing to risk their lives. Sad

      • Dr. Larry on said:

        Don’t shoot the messenger if all he delivers is truth. The Doctor ain’t gonna tell you suffering from a cold, when you got stage 4 cancer.

    • Love on said:

      How much do you know about white women and their need for DNA. Did a black woman take your father from your mother or did a black woman take your boyfriend. What is it with you.

  6. Diane on said:

    I feel for her daughters also. Why did she feel she need for all that cosmetic surgery anyhow? I knw someone who went to the DR for that surgery, they survive it.

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      Doubt she made much of an effort to be a quality mother to her children if this represents her decision making process. It’s no secret that black women are selfish and violent custodians of children. It is what it is

      • If you were on fire and there wasn’t any water I wouldn’t spit on you. You’re not worth the energy. I seriously think you have a fetish for black Women because you can’t stop talking about them. Your mother should’ve done the world a favor swallowed.

      • Love on said:

        How is it that you think you know so much about all black women and nothing about white women. Never mind time for me to go to the KKK site.

      • EMaza on said:

        Are you really this dumb or are you just looking to get a rise out of people? You have to know that White females are by & large the largest consumers of plastic surgery with the fastest-growing of that group being Teens. The abuse of plastic surgery is not an issue of race. Please give the ignorance a rest. Have some pride and say nothing.

  7. Cheaper does not always mean BETTER.

    So sad that this young woman died from possibly having too many procedures done at once.
    Maybe she should’ve saved her $$$$ and gone to a reputable PS here in the States rather
    than the DR.

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