FL woman dies after butt surgery
Police in South Florida are trying to find a man who passed himself off as a doctor from Venezuela. Investigators say he administered butt enhancing injections to a Miami woman, who died shortly later the procedure, now her family just wants to know what happened, Brian Andrews has the story.
Suyima Torres, at 28 she had just started her own business and her whole life ahead of her, two months later, "All the days. Everyday you're thinking of your daughter."
In April, police say she came to Cuerpos Health and Anesthetic, the strip mall on Flagler, for cosmetic procedure to enhance her behind.
Brian Andrews, "A lot of people would look at the pictures of your sister and say, "She didn't need any enhancements, she was gorgeous. That's true, yeah, she was perfect. But she was very, she really liked to look pretty all the time. She would, she would go to Walgreens with make-up on."
In April, Miami-Dade police searched the beauty clinic for medical equipment and chemicals. A court document we've obtained says police are building a case of "unlicensed practice of medicine" and "manslaughter."
Court documents says Suyi paid $1,500 cash for her first treatment where a man claiming to be a doctor from Venezuela used a white plastic syringe to inject a yellowish, oily, water like substance into each of her butt cheeks.
She was then told it would be four to six weeks before she could have the next procedure, but when she came back six days later to have her stitches removed, the doctor told her he was leaving for Venezuela the following week and that she could come back in just a few days with $800 cash so he could inject her again before he left the country.
After that next round of injections mid-day on April 11th, police say Suyi started to feel dizzy and fainted.
Nearly ten hours later, Suyima was dead and police say the clinic is owned by Ruth Planas. They say Ms. Planas and her employees refused to supply any information to the medical examiners working to figure out what killed Suyima.