UPDATED: Family Mourns Mom's Death Post Surgery
A 39-year old Framingham woman died Sunday after falling and hitting her head, a day after plastic surgery. An autospy will determine if the mother of 3, who would have turned 40 today, died from the breast implant surgery or from the post-surgery fall.
UPDATE 12:21 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10:
A wake will be held tonight at Fitzgerald and Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St. in Marlborough from 7 to 10 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at Saint Tarcisius Catholic Cemetery.
Autopsy results have still not been released.
The Brazilian community of Framingham is mourning the death of Adriana da Silva, a local housecleaner and mother of three daughters.
Silva died at MetroWest Medical Center on Sunday a day after she underwent plastic surgery for breast augmentation with silicone implants.
According to her father, Pastor Aparecido Alfred da Silva, his daughter was released from Destination Beauty Spa, a Framingham clinic on Rte. 9, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
She had to be carried home by him and one of her daughters, as she was still drowsy, he said.
On Sunday morning, Silva refused the help of her mother to walk to the bathroom, said Aparecido, and fell. She was knocked unconscious. She was rushed to MetroWest Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Today, Aug. 9, Silva would have celebrated her 40th birthday. She was a native of São Paulo, Brazil, but lived in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, before she moved to the America nine years ago.
She rented an apartment on Herbert Street, where she lived with her daughters, ages 3, 12 and 21.
“She was always working hard. On weekdays, she cleaned eight houses per day, and on Saturday she would clean offices,” said Aparecido, who is the president of Assembly of God Bethesda, a Framingham church at 100 Concord St.
She owned and operated Adriana’s Cleaning Services in Framingham for several years.
According to family members, the results of autopsy are expected to be released today. The results hopefully will determine if Silva died of complications caused by the plastic surgery or if the cause of death was her harsh fall.
Framingham Patch called Dr. Sanjeev Sharm, the owner of Destination Beauty MedSpa, who according to family members performed the surgery, but he was not available.
On the clinic’s website, Sharma is described as an experienced family doctor who “has had the honor to teach at many prestigious colleges around the area including Tufts University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor, Instructor at Boston University, Boston College, and UMass ...”
The website stated, "Dr. Sharma completed his residency at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program, which was just the first cornerstone to his dreams. In the past 15 years, he has worked in the ER, ICU/CCU, and pediatrics in the MetroWest region as well as several different hospitals. Dr. Sharma completed Fellowships in Family Medicine and in Geriatrics, and is a Diplomat in Geriatric and in Ethical Society."
Sharma was licensed in November 1994 and has not paid out a malpractice claim in the last 10 years. (Records are only public that long.)
A friend of Silva’s older daughter said the family has already contacted a Boston lawyer. The family was instructed not to talk with the press, until the autopsy is released. The autopsy is expected this evening.
With the death of Silva, the Brazilian community of Framingham is remembering a death five years ago.
In July of 2006, babysitter Fabíola de Paula died after a botched plastic surgery performed at a Bishop Street home in Framingham. After a subsequent investigation, the Brazilian physician Luis Carlos Ribeiro was arrested and served almost four years in prison, before being deported to his native Brazil.