February 26, 2018
The untimely death of megastar Sridevi due to a cardiac arrest was shocking to all. The 54-year-old actor, who dominated the cinema in the 80s, went to Dubai to be a part of a family wedding. There have been widespread speculations about the unexpected death, with many experts and doctors alleging innumerable cosmetic surgeries that she underwent.
Toxic doses of local anesthetic that are administered during the surgery are said to be a major cause for sudden cardiac arrests. However, Dr. Monika Kapoor holds contradictory views.
Condemning the ideology that completely blames the surgery and medical treatments as the cause, Dr. Monika – who is a cosmetic surgeon herself, says, “Cosmetic surgeries could not be the only reason for someone’s sudden death. We can’t blame medical procedures for such disaster, but the reason behind getting these cosmetic surgeries, i. e constant mental and social stress to look at their best could be blamed to an extent.”
Elaborating, she said, “If cosmetic surgeries were responsible for such death, then this could have happened long back. Sridevi had undergone such surgeries in her early 40s as well.”
Citing the example of Michael Jackson, Monika explained, “Prominent personalities like MJ underwent different cosmetic procedures and surgeries but nowhere in the world, surgical societies/medical societies blamed the cause of sudden death to these surgeries.”
She also gave reference of other surgeries people underwent, and which were not harmful. “People sometimes need multiple surgeries for tumour removal or for a complete cure, but that doesn’t kill them. The constant social and mental stress to look picture-perfect is the main culprit behind it and not these surgeries. So I believe the reason behind the surgeries that is society or family pressure to maintain the status and profile, might have caused the sad demise of our the most iconic stars of all times.