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By Paul Christian, Reporter
Saturday, June 16, 2012
WITH research showing that increasing numbers of brides-to-be are undergoing cosmetic surgery before their big day, one Welwyn Garden City woman has issued a stark warning.
Amanda Raghbir, of Andrewsfield, spoke of her chronic medical problems after suffering from septicaemia last year following a tummy tuck, to lose weight for her wedding – a so-called ‘bridalplasty’.
And, according to website confetti.co.uk a whopping one in 10 women are having similar work done prior to their nuptials.
Sales assistant Amanda, 36, told the WHT: “I had a tummy tuck in February (last year) and I just assumed everything was ok, I was planning a wedding as well.
“By September my adrenaline was all over the place.
“On my wedding day I wasn’t 100 per cent but I put it down to tiredness.
“Guests kept saying to me ‘you’re pale’.”
She said all she could do on her wedding night was fall asleep as she was exhausted, and, a few days later, she had chronic stomach pains and was vomiting blood.
Later she was taken by ambulance to Milton Keynes Hospital and had her appendix removed after medics suspected a case of appendicitis.
It was when they cut her open it was revealed her stomach was infected with septicaemia.
Later her lung collapsed and she has still suffers with extreme stomach pains and swellings in her legs.
She said as a result of the blood poisoning she had spent “most of my married life in hospital”.
She added: “With my partner everything has been put on standby, we couldn’t have a honeymoon and I’m still frightened of being physical.”
Despite everything Amanda said: “It’s not bad having cosmetic surgery, but you’ve got to look out for the signs.
“If you feel ill after surgery get it checked out.”