Making the cut: as plastic surgery becomes more accepted, experts warn teens of the risks involved.
Stephanie Kuleba was a cheerleader and honors student who hoped to
become a doctor. But like many teens, the 18-year-old Florida girl was
not completely satisfied with her looks. She decided to undergo plastic
surgery to correct a physical feature she disliked. During the
operation, Stephanie's body reacted to the anesthesia, or medicine
given during surgery to prevent pain, which resulted in her death.
Fatalities during plastic surgery are rare, and Stephanie's
resulted from an uncommon genetic condition. But her case is a reminder
that going under t