Inside questionable Turkish surgeries offering UK children as young as 16 discounted obesity surgeries which are ILLEGAL in UK
DODGY Turkish Surgeries are offering UK children as young as 16 discounted obesity surgeries which are ILLEGAL in the UK.
A series of shady clinics are selling inexpensive procedures aimed at teens with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 for just £ 3,000.
Complicated surgeries are prohibited by the NHS for those under the age of 18, unless all other options have been ‘adequately explored and shown to be unsuccessful’.
Young patients should have a BMI of at least 35 or 40 as well as a serious medical condition such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
One company, Obesity Treatment Antalya, is promoting a gastric sleeve – where the stomach is stapled and the excess removed – for less than a third of the price charged by private clinics in the UK.
They simply demand that desperate young people have a BMI of 30 and not suffer from psychosis or depression or addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Despite the horrific documented side effects including thinning bones, anemia and kidney stones, another Istanbul company by the name of Natural Beauty Turkey offers gastric bypass surgery for teens as young as 16 years old.
Senior NHS surgeons have criticized risky procedures marketed to teenagers as an “easy fix” for their weight problems.
James Byrne, bariatric surgeon at Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, told the Mail Online: “Children this young should not have this type of surgery except in the most exceptional cases.
“Bariatric surgery for children with severe obesity is a very complex procedure requiring the contribution and continued support of several professional disciplines, including dietitians, psychologists and medical specialists, and support that will involve the whole family from there. ‘child.
“Surgery should not be seen or advertised as an easy fix, especially for children this age.”
The two named firms located in Turkey have been contacted by The Sun for comment.
The NHS revealed plans to open 15 new weight loss clinics to help children as young as two across the country last month.
According to the National Child Measurement Program, the number of obese children in primary schools in Britain has increased from 9.9% in 2019 to 2020 to 14.4% in 2020 to 2021.
Traveling to Turkey is often the cheapest option to budget for Brits who want to polish themselves by going under the knife, but hundreds of them have faced nightmarish ordeals on the operating table.
In November, The Sun exclusively recounted how a bodybuilder mom flew to the Middle Eastern country to heal sagging skin after her 10th weight loss.
But Michelle, 39, almost died after catching an infection in her wounds and had to undergo multiple skin grafts.
The mother also said the clinic performed liposuction and a butt lift on her when she was unconscious – which she had not requested.
Surgery should not be seen or advertised as an easy fix, especially for children this age.
Another Briton, Diarra Akua Eunice Brown, tragically died on October 22 this year after suddenly falling ill two days after undergoing liposuction in Istanbul.
The 28-year-old’s operation was initially a success, before she fell ill and died a few hours later, seeing the cops launch a criminal investigation.
And a model desperate to undergo a Brazilian butt lift procedure also recounted how, after traveling to Turkey for risky cosmetic surgery, she “was losing five liters of blood a day.”
Chenade Laroy ended up with an £ 800 hotel bill for bloody sheets and was in so much pain that she had to stand for her entire flight back to London.
A British mother of three sadly died after suffering three heart attacks while undergoing surgery for the same procedure in Turkey in August 2018.
Leah Cambridge started having complications when fat entered her bloodstream and her oxygen levels dropped – before she died.
She had visited the popular Elite Aftercare clinic in Izmir, which claims to have performed cosmetic operations on celebrities including Amber Dowding of Towie and Lauren Goodger.
Among other celebrities, Katie Price has spoken openly about her trips to Turkey for plastic surgery, including liposuction, eye and lip lifts, and fat injected into her buttocks.
She had even told friends that she was planning to fly away for MORE work before her conviction for drinking and driving earlier this month.