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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Kanye West's mother dies from plastic surgery-related complications

A very sad story is being reported by several news sources. Apparently Kanye West's mother has died recently likely from complications of plastic surgery. One source is reporting that she underwent a breast reduction and liposuction and stopped breathing while at home recuperating. She was rushed to Centinela Freeman Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon has claimed to have seen Mrs. West in consultation and offered surgery after she passed a medical clearance, which was never returned to him. She may have had a thyroid condition or other problem which could affect her heart and predispose her to a heart attack. Reports are still sketchy, and an autopsy is expected to be conducted by Wednesday.

It's always a sad thing to hear of someone dying after having elective surgery. My thoughts go out to Kanye West and the rest of her family.

For more information on the death of Donda West, click here and here and here.

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Colin said...

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Dr. Rob Oliver said...

My money's on hypovolemic shock, MI, or aspiration as the cause of death