More Americans leaving country for plastic surgery

A Dallas family is in mourning and angry after losing their loved one to a plastic surgery procedure in Mexico.

Laura Avila, 36, went to Mexico to have plastic surgery earlier this month and came back on life support. Family members say Avila went to a group of doctors in Juarez for a nose job when things went wrong. Avila’s sister says the doctor incorrectly injected her spine in the wrong place with anesthesia. Eventually, Avila died.

More and more U.S. citizens are traveling abroad to save anywhere from 40 to 80 percent on procedures, but unfortunately, some of them get seriously ill or die due to complications.

On the Factor to talk about this pattern of medical tourism is Dr. Abdulla Kudrath with Angleton E.R.

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