Telugu actor Aarthi Agarwal died of cardiac arrest in a hospital in the US after a "failed liposuction surgery", reports said on Sunday.
The 31-year-old actor had appeared in nearly 25 movies in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Her latest Telugu film, Ranam 2, was released in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh just a day before her death.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure which slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving body contours and proportion. While death post a liposuction surgery is rare, fat embolism is a fatal after-effect of the surgery. This happens when a fat tissue passes into the bloodstream and lodges within a blood vessel. However. it is not yet clear what happened in the actor's case.
Here are some other celebrities ranging from actors to models and singers who've reportedly had liposuction done.
1) Britney Spears
Britney Spears has changed her look so many times that it's hard to keep up any more. She's had her good days, but there was a time when she became almost unrecognisable because of the multiple procedures she had undergone, allegedly of course.
2) Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace has had numerous surgeries done, something that she can't exactly deny going by her now-legendary appearance. At least one of those procedures was liposuction.
3) Janice Dickinson
Janice Dickinson pushed herself back in the spotlight recently when she came out as one of the Bill Cosby accusers. Before that she made a name for herself as a supermodel and then as a supermodel who ruined her appearance because of her admitted addiction to plastic surgery, including liposuction.
4) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey lost a tremendous amount of weight after giving birth to twins in 2011. Many believe that it was all thanks to a tummy tuck and liposuction.
5) Courtney Love
Courtney Love, rocker wife to Kurt Cobain, has had her share or transgressions (she admitted to being addicted to heroin during her pregnancy). Aside from having work done on her face, she has also reportedly had a liposuction done in her abdominal region.
6) Demi Moore
Demi Moore has allegedly had liposuction done to her abs, knees and thighs, in addition to her infamous boob job.
7) Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag, reality star, told People Magazine that she once had 10 surgeries done in a single day. The Demerol almost killed her and the liposuction caused her to develop cellulite.