In today's world, more and more people are going in for surgical weight loss and beautification procedures. At times, such procedures are opted for due to imagined shortcomings. Promotional offers and publicity also contribute to this trend. But what most people don't realize is that these invasive procedures have their own adverse effects. Apart from infections and scarring, there are also the post-surgical complications that one has to deal with. Recent news reports of fatal outcomes of surgical procedures for cosmetic purposes should be taken seriously by people contemplating such procedures for frivolous reasons.

a. A 52 year old man died during a hair transplant operation in Corwn Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles. This procedure takes several hours and the man was dead within one hour due to anesthesia overdone.
b. A active, sports loving 21 year old woman weighing 54 kgs died due to post-surgical complications after a liposuction procedure in a private clinic in Utrecht, Netherlands. Cause of death is not yet known.