Warning After Young Dublin Mum Dies Having Travelled To Turkey For Weight Loss Surgery

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Medical professionals performing surgery.

People here are been warned to carefully consider the risks associated with cosmetic and weight-loss procedures that are provided in some foreign countries.

Turkey is in the headlines here after cosmetic and/or weight loss procedures have proved to be behind a number of deaths in recent months.

The Irish Independent reports that the Department of Foreign Affairs has issued updated advice amid concerns about people being hospitalised with complications following procedures.

The DFA said it is “aware that some citizens have experienced complications in the course of their treatment in Turkey and a number have died following medical procedures.”

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The warning comes after a young Dublin woman in her 30s, who travelled to Turkey for weight loss procedure died. The cause of her death is not yet known.

Turkey has become popular in recent years for Irish patients travelling for dental, cosmetic or weight-loss procedures.