BANGKOK – British National Miss. Joy Noah William has died during cosmetic surgery at a clinic in Thailand, authorities in the country have said.
Miss William is believed to have undergone surgery at the same Bangkok clinic earlier this month but was unhappy with the results.
She reportedly returned to the clinic for a corrective operation on her tailbone, during which she died last night.
A spokesman told the Bangkok Post: ‘The owner of SP Clinic could be jailed for a maximum 10 years and fined 20,000 baht if he is found guilty of the offense.
Mr Boonruang said that the doctor who performed the procedures, Sompob Sansiri, was not certified to perform cosmetic surgery.
He said: “There was an attempt to resuscitate her but ultimately she did not survive”.
An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.
Mr Sansiri was arrested and charged with causing death by reckless endangerment, according to Major General Ittipol Piriyapinyo, deputy chief of Bangkok police.
The doctor is likely to face additional charges relating to illegal medical surgery.
Mr Boonruang added that the clinic will be shut for 60 days.
The Foreign Office said: “We were informed of the death of a British national in Thailand on 23 October 2014. We stand ready to provide consular assistance.”
Thailand is a popular destination those wishing to undergo affordable cosmetic surgery, but there have been several deaths at unapproved clinics.
Michael Cadier, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said: “This tragic case highlights how, if lured by the prospect of what is essentially ‘cheap surgery’, patients can be left vulnerable.”
“In some cases, patients are even being treated by a person without proper surgical credentials – if any at all – which breaches all the fundamental guidelines for safe practice in cosmetic surgery in the UK,” he added.
“When you go abroad in search of ‘cheap cosmetic surgery’, you’re entrusting your life to individuals whose main concern may be their pocket – not the patient.”