The news of a fatal plastic surgery in China has caught public attention recently. 24-year-old Wang Bei, known for her participation in a popular singing contest a few years ago, died in a supposedly routine facial surgery procedure on November 15.
It’s reported that the surgeon accidentally cut a vessel near her jaw, and blood got into her respiratory system, which resulted in suffocation. Not sure if the case is under investigation or not; early reports suggested that Wang’s family might not want to make this into a legal issue.
The news caused plenty of debates on the necessity/safety of plastic surgery and social discrimination/expectation etc. Bottom line is, there’s always risk when a person is going under the knife; and some of the procedures might not be as safe as what some plastic surgeons are claiming.
Regardless, the news will be forgotten after a short period of time. Plastic surgery has became a trend these days, and China is one of the fastest booming markets for the industry… a couple of deaths won’t stop the public urge to become prettier by artificial means. Kinda sad actually. Rest in peace, Wang Bei.