November 14, 2007

Sympathies to Kanye West

Photo Source: DListed

Losing a loved one isn't funny, and especially when that loved one is only 58 and died during a cosmetic surgery procedure.

Kanye West's mother, Donda, died last Saturday, following an 8 hour (!!) surgery for "routine" liposuction and breast enhancement. I say "routine" because is it really normal to vacuum fat out of our bodies? And endure surgery for non-necessary things? I was watching Access Hollywood or one of those shows last night and they had a segment on Dr. West's death and spoke to several celebrities who had admitted going under the knife themselves. I was floored at the females who say they regretted doing it and/or had complications. Where have these celebs been? Why didn't they speak out immediately after their surgeries? Does it really take someone's death before people will come forward and talk about the potential dangers?

Regardless, Dr. West's death should be a real wake-up call that no matter how much money you have, or what type of surgeon you engage, complications can arise.

The West family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kanye West Foundation, a nonprofit organization which aims to improve literacy and reduce school dropout rates in the U.S.

Click here for the Kanye West Foundation:

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