Tameka Foster: Behind the Plastic Surgery Debacle

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Following a botched plastic surgey procedure, Tameka Foster appears to be on the road to recovery.

But an inside look at the path taken by Usher's wife, courtesy of People Magazine, reveals an irresponsible doctor and a woman that desperately wanted to lose her excess baby weight.

Tameka Foster Photograph

Here's what we know about the near-medical tragedy:

  • Two months after giving birth, Tameka went to Brazil for liposuction on her stomach, according to Ellen Dasptry, a representative for Sao Paulo plastic surgeon Dr. Silvio Sterman.
  • Before the surgery could commence, Foster went into cardiac arrest, which led to an induced coma. Said Dasptry:

"When an attack like this happens, the doctors put the patient to sleep... and make sure that everything is okay and that there has not been any damage. This is the protocol every time and this is what was done."

  • Tameka spent a day in the ICU before being transferred to a larger facility, one of the best in Brazil, Sao Paulo's Hospital Sírio-Libanês.

Hopefully, Tameka Foster's experience can serve as a lesson to others. Follow the jump to read more about what happened.

  • On February 7, Usher canceled a performance at a pre-Grammy Award party to be by his wife's side.

While many cosmetic surgeons believe no abdominal procedure ought to take place within eight weeks of child birth, Dasptry said Foster was given a clean bill of health.

"In plastic surgery all over the world, there is no rule that says a woman can't have plastic surgery performed two months after childbirth," said Dasptry.

Fair enough. But should responsible doctors require a rule in order to use common sense?

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For Tameka Foster, she felt/knew she better get thin quick, because that what Usher loves a lady who is well defined. He made a statement like that in 1999 or 2000, before "Chilly". that's why he was CRAZY for/over her. Look at the model he was dating for a min. So, Tameka really worked real hard to get Usher. She studied him very well to get his attention. That why she would KILL her self just to keep him. She going to have as many children, but she forgot to tell him "I'm really not able to lose weight like I thought i could i need professional HELP.

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How is this a "botched Plastic surgery" if the plastic surgeon had not even touched her?! It was an anesthetic complication that can happen to anyone, antime, anywhere. This is a risk that the patient assumes when they elect to undergo a cosmetic procedure.

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take a look at the brazilian newspaper O Globo and you going to see the truth about what happened.....do not judge without knowing the real facts

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That's a very pretty picture of Tameka Foster. It is so sad that she doesn't see herself that way. I know she wanted to improve her body a little after the baby was born but she is an attractive woman regardless of what all the little girls say who wish they could marry Usher Raymond. He married her and she need not think she needs to compete with anyone. I wish her a speedy recovery and a long happy life with her husband, family and loved ones.