Police investigate death of woman who suffered complications from cosmetic procedure

Heather Meadows, 29, dies after procedure at Encore Plastic Surgery

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Andrew Perez - Reporter

HIALEAH, Fla. - Police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman after a cosmetic procedure at a Hialeah business.

Hialeah police spokesman Sgt. Carl Zogby said Heather Meadows was taken to the emergency room at Palm Springs General Hospital on Thursday afternoon after she suffered complications from a cosmetic procedure at Encore Plastic Surgery, 1738 W. 49th St.

Meadows, who was visiting from West Virginia, underwent liposuction and a buttocks augmentation at the cosmetic surgery center, her family told Local 10 News.

"She made everybody happy," relative Brandon Pennington said. "Everybody liked her. I mean, she was helping everybody she could."

Pennington called her an excellent mother, the "best mother any child could ask for."

Meadows' relatives are traveling to South Florida in the hopes of finding out what led to her death.

"She was in excellent health," Pennington said. "Excellent."

Circumstances surrounding Meadow's death are under investigation. Her cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner.

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