Fashion model dies during boob job after being diagnosed with `small breast syndrome`14:55
A 25-year-old mother of one has died after undergoing a routine breast enlargement operation in Shenzhen, southern China.
The woman referred to as Ting Ting died on Wednesday after her heartbeat dropped during surgery.
Ting Ting, who was a fashion model, decided to undergo surgery after being told during her consultation that she had so-called 'small breast syndrome' and small eyes.
According to a surgery brief provided by the hospital, Ting Ting paid 45,600 yuan (£4,884) for breast enlargement along with surgery on her eyes.
During a consultation before the surgery, medical staff told her that she had small eyes along with small breast syndrome.
Her mother named Tian sad her daughter was a model. She told reporters: 'I always told her she looked so pretty.'
She says that Ting Ting didn't think that she was perfect enough and often talked about making her eyes longer and rounder.
The hospital staff confirmed that she had previously had a nose job at the same surgery.
According to hospital records, Ting Ting entered the operating theatre at 10.30am and had surgery on her eyelids using partial anaesthesia. She then underwent breast enhancement surgery with added anaesthesia.
She was given adrenaline however her heart stopped.
Ting Ting's husband was told of the news at 5pm. However she had already been dead for some time.
Tian, the woman's mother says she is angry that they weren't informed earlier about complications.
She said: 'She had already passed away and paramedics had been called without our knowledge'.
A spokesman from the clinic confirmed that they had called paramedics at around 3pm and that they had tried for 30 minutes to resuscitate Ting Ting.
The spokesman confirmed that the death had been caused by the use of anaesthesia. He said that all of the medical staff involved were fully registered and certified.
The hospital have said that they will bear full responsibility and offer some compensation for the woman's death.
The health supervising authority in Nanshan District of Shenzhen said that they are currently investigating the case.
The cause of death will be confirmed following post-mortem examinations.
Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular in China, with many young women opting to undergo surgery to get the 'western style' double eyelids.