Brazilian TV model Pamela Nascimento dies during liposuction

A Brazilian TV model died during a botched liposuction operation.

Curvy Pamela Nascimento, 27, appeared as the glamorous assistant host on several prime-time game shows.

She died on the operating table after suffering a perforated kidney during the cosmetic surgery at the private clinic in Sao Paulo, where she lived.

The cause of her death was registered as hypovolemic shock, where severe blood loss makes the heart unable to pump enough blood to the body.

It was reportedly the third time the model had undergone the stomach-flattening procedure.

Ms Nascimento's aunt, Enedida Nascimento, from Santa Cataerina, said her niece had undergone other plastic surgery, including breast enhancement and nose jobs.

She told Brazil's Hoje em Dia programme: 'She was obsessed with her looks. She was always telling me how fat she thought she was.

'But she didn't tell me about this latest liposuction. If she had told me I wouldn't have let her. 'It had only been a short time since she'd had treatment for varicose veins.'

'A doctor from the hospital called me telling me that there had been a complication with Pamela's liposuction and that she had passed away. I went to the hospital to recognise her body.

'The staff seemed very nervous, they were shaking. They wanted me to arrange for her to be taken back home and buried as soon as possible.

'I'm sure there's something the hospital hasn't told us, and someone was negligent and Pamela didn't have to die. That's why I decided to inform the police.'