Tameka Foster-Raymond, wife of R&B; singer Usher, recently almost died as a result of anesthesia complications associated with a cosmetic surgery procedure.
After receiving general anesthesia for liposuction on her abdomen, Foster-Raymond went into cardiac arrest. Doctors administered heart massage and were able to revive her within one minute of the cardiac incident. She was put into a medically induced coma in order to stabilize her condition. Usher’s wife is currently recovering and doctors say she is doing very well. She never had her liposuction performed.
Foster-Raymond had traveled to Brazil to receive the procedure just two months after giving birth to her and Usher’s second child. Many doctors believe that two months after pregnancy is too soon to undergo an abdominal cosmetic surgery procedure. However, Foster-Raymond’s doctor chose to perform the procedure since she was in good general health.
Cosmetic surgery, no matter how routine or non-invasive the procedure may be, is major surgery. All of the common risks and complications associated with other surgical procedures apply to cosmetic surgery as well. Therefore, the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery should not be made lightly. Also, it is important to have your procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in order to minimize the health risks involved and ensure the greatest likelihood of satisfactory results.