Australian woman dies after cosmetic surgery procedure in Mexicali, Mexico

Evita Nicole Sarmonikas (Photo: Excelsior)

A young Australian woman died in Mexicali following a cosmetic surgery procedure. Her family is trying to prevent her body to be cremated without an independent autopsy.

The family of Evita Nicole Sarmonikas posted a message on Facebook informing of her death on March 20, stating that she suffered a heart attack after a surgery that allegedly showed no risks, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The message added that the hospital in Mexicali, Baja California, where the opeation took place, denies responsibility for the fatality, and demands to cremate the body and deliver the ashes, to the family.

Evita Nicole Sarmonikas (Photo: Excelsior)
Evita Nicole Sarmonikas (Photo: Excelsior)

Ms Sarmonkias worked as a receptionist at LJ Hooker in Surfer’s Paradise, in Australia, and her former colleagues have remembered her as bubbly, bright and beautiful young woman.

Evita Nicole Sarmonikas, from the Gold Coast, Australia was admitted to “Hospital Quirurgico del Valle” in Mexicali, the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California, on Friday March 20 while on holiday with her boyfriend.

She died on the same day, after reportedly suffering a heart attack after a cosmetic procedure performed by local Doctor Victor Ramirez.

Her cousin Nick Tsagalias and another family member reportedly told the Gold Coast Bulletin that she had gone to the hospital to receive buttock implants.

Doctor Victor Ramirez’s name made headlines in 2012 after he used a photo of the famously curvaceous reality star Kim Kardashian on a billboard to advertise his services.

Sarmonkias’s distraught family remain at a loss to understand why she could not be saved. They have highlighted how Australian Medical advice shows that ‘even in the case of cardiac arrest a healthy young body can often be brought back to life when surrounded by a fully equipped hospital and a competent medical team’.


Doctor Víctor Ramírez Resumé:

Víctor Manuel Ramírez Hernández, M.D. Director at Cirugía Plástica Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

Professional License 2587333

Certification Number of the Mexican Council of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive 1386 Specialist License Number issued by the General Professions Management 5212287

Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Reconstructive Microsurgery / Brest Reconstruction Certification Program

Fields of Expertise Facial and Liposculpture Aesthetic Surgery, Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Brest Reduction, Brest Lift, Breast Glands Reconstruction, Glutes Augmentation, Hand Surgery, Inferior Limb Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Maxilofacial Trauma, Burns, Skin Tumors.

Graduate Education

1990 – 1997 Medicine Doctor Diploma.

Medicine School“DR. IGNACIO CHAVEZ” Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.

Posgraduate Education 1999-2002

General Surgeon Specialty Central Military Hospital.

Military School of Health Services Graduates University of the Army and Airbone, Mexico City Professional License: 3624987

Specialist Certification by the Mexican Association of General Surgery 02047 2004-2007 2007-2008 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialty

Military Central Hospital. Military School of Health Services Graduates University of the Army and Airborne, Mexico City.

Professional License: 5212287

Reconstructive Microsurgery / Brest Reconstruction Certification Program




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