British Born Nigerian Lady dies in Thailand During Butt Enlargement Surgery
A 24-year-old British born Nigerian woman became the latest cosmetic surgery fatality after she died over the weekend following a procedure by a not-exactly-certified Bangkok doctor.The family of the British girl who died while having cut-price plastic surgery in Thailand have revealed that they didn't know she had gone abroad.
Joy Williams, 23, from Thamesmead, was described as a 'caring and funny' girl who was 'loved by everybody.
She died on October 23 after travelling to Bangkok to have £2,000 buttock augmentation surgery.
Speaking yesterday from his home in Lagos, Nigeria, Miss Williams's older brother Anietie, 28, said he had been looking forward to her visiting him in Nigeria this Christmas.
He said: 'We don't really know what went wrong, we only know what is in reports in the media. 'She was a very nice and caring person.
'She brought joy to people's lives.
'She was a beautiful girl, loved by everybody. We will miss her so much.'
He added that the family were still making preparations to bring Miss Williams's body home and that his brother was planning to fly to Thailand and return to London with it.
Miss Williams, who was born in Lagos, settled in Thamesmead with her mother Christie in 2007 and had been to Thailand twice before choosing to visit for surgery.
She initially visitied to the SP clinic, which she found on the internet, on October 14 to have the operation which she hoped would give her a bigger, fuller bottom.
A few days later her wounds became infected and she returned to have corrective surgery to remove the silicon implants.
But she was found dead on the operating table with a three inch-long stitched incision on her tail bone after medical staff found they were unable to resuscitate her.
Thai officials investigating her death believe her operation had been delayed to ensure Miss Williams had not eaten anything beforehand and that as a result the operation began after the clinic's legal closing time of 7pm.
It is believed Miss Williams had long struggled with her self-esteem and been bullied at school before choosing to undergo an operation on her nose to improve her looks.