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A Trip To Tijuana For Cosmetic Surgery Ends In Tragedy For 1 Calif. Woman
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Photo by KPBS Staff
People have long traveled across the border to save thousands of dollars on medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery — which is currently seeing a boom.
But one California woman, Keuana Weaver, died on the operating table after crossing into Tijuana for a cosmetic procedure in January.
Two others had to be rushed to the hospital with life-threatening complications and are still recovering.
All three of these women had procedures done at the same clinic by Dr. Jesús Manuel Báez López.
As Wendy Fry, with The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Watchdog and Accountability Team reports, López is not actually a plastic surgeon, and there’s little oversight in Mexico to stop him.
Fry joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss the tragic case.
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