On social media, the doctor advertised promotions of the style: “lipo + facial harmonization for price x, enjoy”. As if it were selling a hamburger and fries combo. He also called women without plastic surgery “witches” and said that children with floppy ears were unhappy.
This is the doctor Renato Cazaes, who, according to a report that aired on Sunday (13) on Record’s “Domingo Espetacular” program, performed unauthorized procedures on nurse Raquel Huon, 34, who died a few days after the procedure.
The case took place in October last year and is shocking. Raquel would have gone to the doctor after losing more than 20 kilos, to have surgery to remove excess skin on her arms (brachioplasty). During the consultations, she would have been convinced by the doctor to also have a lipo. At the time of the surgery, she would have been scared and changed her mind. The doctor didn’t take her seriously. On the contrary. As she had leftover material, according to the victim’s relatives, they also performed liposculpture, filling in the buttocks and facial harmonization. All without the consent of the patient, who was anesthetized. Yes, they treated the nurse as a guinea pig.
Imagine that, you book a lipo on your arm and wake up with a transformed face. It would have been horrible and unjustifiable, but the case turned into a tragedy, as Raquel died days later from complications from the surgery.
Now, the police are investigating the case and the doctor has removed or limited his social media accounts.
How many crimes and how much violence are there in this case?
Worst of all. The doctor is not the only one to sell plastic surgery on social networks as if it were something banal, in promotions, in installments as far as the eye can see. These procedures, which are serious, risky surgeries where people take general anesthesia, are sold every day as something simple and painless. Style a skin cleanse. This type of propaganda has become something almost banal on social media and has not been controlled by any competent body.
And the nurse, unfortunately, is also not the first, nor will she be the last, to die a victim of this aesthetic carnage that, instead of improving, has worsened a lot with the popularization and increase in offers of procedures.
In the last two months, there have been at least four deaths of women killed due to cosmetic procedures in Brazil, the country that performs the most plastic surgeries in the world (yes, Brazil is champion, ahead of the United States).
Last month, also in Rio de Janeiro, Carla Maurício, 48, died of complications after undergoing liposuction and an abdominoplasty. In the same state, in Duque de Caxias, Rosimery de Freitas died after undergoing a hydrolipo. The case is being investigated by police.
Also in December, in Santa Catarina, teacher Roberta Lopes dos Passos, 35, died after nine days in hospital due to complications from plastic surgery. The death is being investigated as manslaughter (no intent to kill). In the same month, in Minas Gerais, Lidiane Aparecida Fernandes, 39, died after undergoing two plastic surgeries. The case is being investigated by the Federal Council of Medicine.
These are unacceptable cases. And they are not isolated. How many more will have to die victims of this kind of tragedy before the carnage is over?