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Influencer dies during £4k nose op after ‘deadly reaction to anaesthetic’

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A Russian influencer suddenly died during a £4,000 nose job operation at an elite Russian clinic.

Image guru Marina Lebedeva, 31, wanted the rhinoplasty procedure to "correct" the shape of her nose, say reports.

As surgery was underway her temperature soared, possibly as a result of a reaction against the anaesthetic.

She died as the plastic surgeons and paramedics fought to save her at Artibeaut clinic in St Petersburg.

The private clinic had called an ambulance as soon as they realised she was in trouble.

Video recordings from inside the surgery will also be used as evidence.

A criminal case into medical negligence has been opened in St Petersburg, with surgeons facing up to six years in jail if convicted.

The image consultant’s husband rushed back to the city from a business trip when he was told about her tragic death.

He is now caring for their young son.

"The doctors are shocked, and say this happens once in a million surgeries," said one report.

Alexander Efremov, the clinic's director, said the patient had passed multiple tests before the nose job, which was carried out by highly qualified medics.

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He believes a genetic condition led to her death, say reports.

"A forensic medical examination will be carried out, but I can say that we performed the surgery according to all normal standards," he said.

"If some violation occurred, it would be the first such case."

Russia's Investigative Committee said it was seeking "to establish the circumstances and cause of the woman's death".

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The investigation continues.

Tragically, she is not the first social media star to die recently during plastic surgery.

Chinese star Xiaoran, 33, who had 130,000 followers died after undergoing two liposuction procedures and a boob job on the same day in China.

Joselyn Cano, who was called the Mexican Kim Kardashian and had 12 million followers, also recently died after getting a butt lift.

Mexican fitness influencer Odalis Santos Mena, 23, died after undergoing a botched medical procedure to treat excessive underarm sweating.

  • Plastic Surgery
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