Dying for the Promise of Perfection: Sun, Surf and Surgery Gone Awry

Lying in agony on an operating table, Lisa Espinosa, 43, was certain she was minutes away from death. The promise of inexpensive cosmetic surgery lured her to the Dominican Republic in April 2004 where a physician in a makeshift operating room performed breast augmentation surgery, a tummy tuck, and liposuction, during which Espinosa contracted a…