A woman who died after getting plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic was in excruciating pain after she returned to the Bronx. Janelle Edwards 25 years old died Thursday of a blood clot caused by a breast enhancement, tummy tuck and butt implants performed in Santo Domingo, a source said. Two weeks before her death, Paula Gordon, Edwards’ neighbor in Allerton, the Bronx saw her doubled over, holding her stomach. “She said she was in pain and she was going to the hospital. That day she was in excruciating pain and I tell her I’m gonna pray for her and I do” recalled Gordon, a school bus driver. Gordon told hat the botched surgery should be a warning to people seeking body enhancements in the Dominican Republic. “Sometimes people say cheaper is better, but it’s not always” Gordon added. Edwards’ parents found her unconscious, slumped behind the wheel of her vehicle near Co-op City. The mother of two daughters, ages 1 and 7 years old, died at Montefiore Medical Center’s Albert Einstein Hospital. Neighbors told Edwards returned from her trip to the Dominican Republic for plastic surgery last month. “She was all wrapped in bandages and had an IV on a stand, she was in a lot of pain” Elia Mayo 50 years old said. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons warns that flying shortly after surgery increases the risk of pulmonary embolism and blood clots. Edwards’ family told that she was a caring, loving person. “The family is mourning right now, so it’s not really a good time to talk” her cousin Christopher Hamilton 23 years old added.

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