When Ms. Li went to Liuzhou Xinyin Emily Medical and Beauty Clinic (hereinafter referred to as “Xinai Plastic”) for liposuction breast augmentation surgery (autologous fat breast augmentation surgery), she had sudd
en cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, and then shock and deep coma. Although later rescued by Liuzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medi
cine, Ms. Li was still in critical condition. She died at about 2:30 a.m. on January 20. She was only 32 years old. At present, Liuzhou Health Supervision Institute has intervened in the investigation.
On January 20, the reporter met Ms. Li’s family in the East Hospital of Liuzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. For Ms. Li’s sudden death, the family m
embers expressed their sadness that they did not know about her liposuction breast augmentation surgery, until she was sent to the hospital of traditional Chi
nese medicine, Xinai plastic surgery personnel informed the family members, let the family members to the hospital for signature.
Ms. Li’s husband, Mr. Huang, told rep
orters that at about 4:17 p.m. on January 18, he received a telephone call from a woman who claimed to be his wif
e’s “fellow townsman”, saying that her wife had cardiac arrest and stopped breathing during liposuction and breast au
gmentation surgery in Xinai, and had been sent to the East Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine for rescue. H
e needed to be present for signature. Upon receiving the news, he immediately put down his decoration work and r
ushed to the hospital at about 5:00. The hospital immediately gave a notice of critical illness.
On the death record issued by Liuzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese M
edicine, Xinai Plastic Doctor stated that the patient (Ms. Li) underwent thigh li
posuction at 12 noon on January 18, during which lidocaine local anesthesia, dexmedetomidine and propofol c
ombined intravenous general anesthesia were performed. At about 2:5 p.m., the patients began to have a decrease in b
lood pressure, heart rate and peripheral blood oxygen saturation. Xin Ai plastic surgeon, after intubation of breath and a
ssisted ventilation by anesthesia ventilator, chest compression, intravenous vasoactive drugs and other tr
eatments, restored the patient’s autonomous heart rate. The Eastern Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (T
CM) received the request of Xinai Plastic Surgery to send the patients to the Eastern Hospital of TCM for treatment, an
d then to the Department of Critical Medicine (surgery) for rescue. The patients were diagnosed as deep coma (s
uspected ischemic-hypoxic encephalopathy), respiratory failure, shock, metabolic acidosis and h
ypokalemia after bilateral thigh liposuction and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
At about 5:45 p.m. on January 18, Ms. Li was given a notice of critical illness after cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.