Gold Coast woman dies during buttock operation in Mexico
IT has been revealed the Australian woman who died from a 'simple medical procedure' in Mexico was in the country to have buttock implants by a doctor who was once threatened with legal action by television celebrity Kim Kardashian.
Evita Nicole Sarmonikas, 29, died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest during surgery at the Hospital Quirurgico del Valle in Mexicali, Mexico, an autopsy showed.
The Gold Coast Bulletin has spoken to Ms Sarmonikas' cousin Nick Tsagalias, who confirmed her surgery was for buttock implants. This has been verified by a second family member.
Plastic surgeon Victor Ramirez is understood to be the man who operated on Ms Sarmonikas. It was a procedure expected to go for 2½ hours, and then require two months of recovery, according to his website.
Dr Ramirez was involved in a legal dispute with Kardashian in 2012 after using a picture of her on a billboard to promote his business.
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