In 2017, Jean Huang went into cardiac arrest while undergoing breast surgery at a cosmetic clinic in Sydney. She was taken by ambulance to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where she died shortly after.
A Chinese tourist employed by Ms Huang at the clinic administered local anaesthetic and breast filler, despite having no medical qualifications in Australia.
Another Sydney woman has been left permanently blind in one eye after having cosmetic filler injected in her face by a nurse at a clinic where there was no doctor present.
Prince of Wales Hospital ophthalmologist, Dr John Downie, who treated the patient, agreed it was “alarming that a patient could go blind from what is marked as a simple cosmetic procedure”.
These issues were discussed on Four Corners on ABC TV – Beauty’s New Normal.