‘Beautiful’ twin dies on operating table during Turkish bum lift plastic surgery

A “beautiful” identical twin died on the operating table while undergoing a bum lift in Turkey, an inquest has heard.

Tragic Melissa Kerr, 31, was on holiday in November last year when she had the procedure to transfer fat from her stomach to her buttocks.

She had travelled from Norfolk to Turkey for the risky surgery at Istanbul’s Medicana Haznedar Hospital.

An inquest heard how her cause of death was given as a pulmonary thromboembolism and fat embolism caused by a cosmetic surgical procedure.

Norfolk senior coroner Jacqueline Lake adjourned Melissa's inquest with a full hearing set to take place on April 7.

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Melissa worked as a counsellor for mental health charity Mind.

Her heartbroken identical twin Tasha said life will “never be the same again”.

Paying tribute, she wrote on a JustGiving page: “She was passionate about changing the world one step at a time.

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"Words cannot describe the pain and heartbreak we are going through, life without her will never be the same again.

"We miss her deeply and nothing will fill the emptiness we are left with.

"A pure and beautiful soul inside and out."

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Melissa's devastated boyfriend Skye Birch left an emotional Valentine’s Day message on her Facebook page, promising to “love you with all my heart until my last breath.”

He added: “People ask me if I am doing OK but I never will be without you.

“I will always be lost searching for you in everything I do.”

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The controversial procedure works by liquefying fat cells and re-injecting them into the bum to sculpt it into a certain shape.

Last August, Brit mum-of-three Leah Cambridge, 29, died from a blood clot suffered during a bum lift op in Turkey.

An inquest heard how the beautician wanted to have the work done as she was "paranoid about her body" and had seen it advertised on Instagram but was unaware of the risks involved.

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