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30-year-old man dies during penis enlargement surgery after fat got into his blood

By Mason White 3:30 PM August 3, 2017
Belly fat (illustration)
Belly fat (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A young man in Sweden, died while he was undergoing a penis enlargement surgery, according to doctors who treated the patient.

The 30-year-old man of Stockholm, had no other preexisting medical conditions going into the penis enlargement procedure.

The patient underwent a fat transfer, during which doctors extracted two fluid ounces of fat cells form his belly and injected it into his penis.

As doctors were wrapping up the procedure, the man’s heart rate jumped. The patient’s oxygen levels fell sharply, and his blood pressure dropped.

After a few minutes, the man turned blue and suffered a massive heart attack. Doctors at the scene performed CPR and other emergency treatment, but the man died after 90 minutes.

The medical examiner ruled that the man died of fat embolism after the two ounces of fat cells got into his blood and traveled to his lungs.