The tragic death of the beautiful Eva Sarmonikas during a butt augmentation surgery has brought back to light the risks of any surgery, whether it be plastic surgery or otherwise. The terrible hurdles of this particular situation are that Eva’s family are now struggling to bring her body home due to both financial issues and diplomatic red tape.

The reality is that people die in surgery around the world every day. This particular case is gaining a lot of media attention due to the fact that it involves a beautiful young lady and a butt augmentation.

Plastic surgery is gaining more acceptance and popularity in society. It is becoming more mainstream and we are seeing more and more people go under the knife in the name of beauty every year. We are seeing all sorts of new trends when it comes to what people are asking for when it comes to enhancing their features and people are going to more risky and involved lengths to achieve it.

Plastic surgery can be life changing for so many. It can give you a new lease on life and can be the best thing you ever did. It certainly was for me. But you have to do your research. You have to understand that there are risks associated with any surgery, and do what you can to minimise those risks. You have to decide if your quest for self-improvement is worth the possible negative outcomes.

For whatever reason, Eva decided she wanted to undergo surgery in a country other than her own. Unfortunately, this means she was away from her extended support network, her home, and her family. When things go wrong, in this case, extremely wrong, this can have dire consequences.

Here in Australia, we are pretty lucky. As with so many other industries, our plastic surgery industry has pretty good standards and regulations; and we have choice. We have world-class doctors and surgeons at the cutting edge of the field. We have quality hospitals with well trained staff. All of these things increase your chances of a successful outcome with any surgery, including plastic surgery.

Here at the Hub, we try to assist you to make informed choices. We try to provide you with information and real stories from people who have been through it before you, to assist you in your research before you make the big decisions. We provide you with profiles of well-respected and experienced surgeons and physicians in order for you to consult and ask questions.

We’d like to take a moment however, to remember Eva and to help bring her home. Eva’s family have a fundraising page to assist with all the costs involved in this heartbreaking task. If you can help at all – every bit counts – go to

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Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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