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 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 , 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.

Brenda Crawshaw August 10, 2011 at 12:39 AM
SHAME on you! Jeez - let the family grieve before you start casting aspersions on this poor woman! And use your last name; stand behind your comments.
Susan Petroni (Editor) August 10, 2011 at 01:11 AM
@John : Warning - please add your last name or you account will be suspended And I agree with Brenda that your comment was insensitive.
Nancy August 10, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Why should he have to leave his last name to make a comment on here - Free speech!
Susan Petroni (Editor) August 10, 2011 at 01:24 AM
@Nancy -- Patch is an interactive site but by registering you agree to our "terms of use" which include: "You may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity." Our full terms of use can be read here: http://framingham.patch.com/terms We have asked since day one - when we launched about 8 months ago - that all users post with their first and last name. We ask this so individuals know whom they are conversing with, just like if they were having a conversation face-to-face.
Fabi August 10, 2011 at 12:33 PM
DO you know the results of her autopsy? Did the died from the surgery or from the fall? Please keep us informed
Susan Petroni (Editor) August 10, 2011 at 02:27 PM
We are still awaiting the final autopsy results. We will post an update.
Yaakov Cohn August 10, 2011 at 04:15 PM
Why would anyone raise concerns about the credentials of the victim? How is that relevant? The issue that should be raised is the credentials of the doctor. It appears that Dr. Sharma is a family practitioner with unimpressive credentials, and who has no particular qualifications to be practicing plastic surgery. I looked on the web and found only negative comments aboiut Dr. Sharma and his staff. It seems that the plastic surgery business needs serious reform in order to be considered the plastic surgery profession. The business is full of incompetents and the profession does little to police itself. Meanwhile, a word of advice to ladies wanting to improve their appearances. If the place offers both false fingernails and false breasts...RUN !
Joe Rizoli August 10, 2011 at 05:04 PM
Joe Rizoli CCFIILE.com Hi David, coward, no last name, lover of criminals who think America is a dumping ground that has literally taken Miss Lazarus Statue of Liiberty words: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore" David who likes to swear, I stand by my statements. Some time back an Illegal Brazilian took a hammer and killed his illegal alien wife and child. If the Immigration laws were enforced and taken seriously these two people wouldn't be dead here in America. Keep defending your "Wretched Refuse" because the country has been over run with these criminals that have NO accountability. As to the airplane pilot, stupid analogy. The pilot is LICENSED. As to Yakov Statements about the Doctors credibility: Oh really Yakov? Blame the Illegal tummy tuck doctors on YOUR people. The Jews have opened armed all sorts of illegal activity here with their Jewish Social Services. Whereas WE have tried to nip all of this in the bud, you and your liberal blowhards have done nothing but placate these people. Blame ALL of this on people that think like you, and believe me there are a lot of you out there. The Brazilians are notorious for using ILLEGAL Doctors. They for some reason think this is what is done in Brazil so they think they can get away with it here. We'll they do it here and they are dying.WHY? Because Illegal immigrating brings baggage, it brings blowback. Joe Rizoli
Priscila August 10, 2011 at 06:38 PM
"We'll they do it here and they are dying.WHY? " What does this mean? Your attention to detail in the writing of others seems to leave your own grammar lacking, no? The garbage you write in the wee hours of the morning leaves little to the imagination on what your sad, sad life is like. Now, I have purposefully tried to avoid your tantrums and fits of anger analogous to that of 5 year old children, but when I see such hateful expression towards a woman and loving mother I am deeply unnerved by your existence, Mr. Rizoli. I hope you rot in hell. Sincerely, An Immigrant.
Latha Narayanan August 10, 2011 at 07:20 PM
May God help the family and May Adriana's soul rest in peace. God Bless us all, Latha Narayanan
jackelinne August 10, 2011 at 09:20 PM
i miss you adriana .=(
Mark Cain August 10, 2011 at 09:36 PM
Hope they win the lawsuit so us legals don't have to pay the kids bills for the rest of their lives. A real shame. "Destination Beauty Spa" Sounds fishy to me when they are performing surgery. Spa? Hate to say it but if she was not here illegal this would never have happened. Mark Cain !
Mark Cain August 10, 2011 at 09:48 PM
I wonder if the doctor got the breast implant from one of the black market stores down town. Remember that Black market pharmacy? Oh boy. Mark Cain
Joe Rizoli August 10, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Joe Rizoli CCFIILE.com Putting up comments here is getting to be fun. They get removed and others comments still reflect a piece of the old comment that was removed. That being said: Priscila told me to rot in hell. Nice comment. Didn't leave her last name, but apparently an Immigrant and probably Illegal representing the diversity that Framingham is noted for of love thy neighbor that they learn in the 50 + Brazilian Churches in Framingham ( or USED to Be ) To Yakov for the second time. You complain about the "credentials" of the doctor Don't be upset Yakov because the bleeding heart liberals let these people come here in the first place and now you have to accept what comes with that marriage. The Brazilians are notorious for using ILLEGAL Doctors. They for some reason think that because they can do it in Brazil they can do it here. Well. they are doing it here, and we are seeing the results. Because Illegal immigration brings baggage, it brings blowback. Last point. This is all about vanity. Two deaths that I know of Brazilians resorting to trying to bring back the fountain of youth. Apparently that fountain ran out of water. Maybe Priscila no last name immigrant full of love and blessings, can curse me to hell again for this comment. But then again, will we know who she really is if she puts he LAST name as required by the posting rules? We probably won't be hearing from her again. Got to go, the fires of hell need stroking Joe Rizoli
Rob Houser August 11, 2011 at 01:29 PM
Yes, there is a problem with the "Plastic Surgery" community. More accurately, it is the cosmetic surgery community. There is not a single state in the country that requires that a physician actually be a fully trained plastic surgery (4yrs of medical school and 6yrs of a SURGICAL residency) to perform cosmetic surgeries. Seems crazy, right? The issue is that physicians were SUPPOSED to be morally upstanding professionals and not just chasing the almighty dollar. It gives all of us a bad name (I'm ACTUALLY a plastic surgeon). At the end of the day, a mother of 3 is dead, operated on by an unqualified physician who is practicing within the letter of the law. The vast majority of times that I see a death by a "plastic surgeon" in the news and check their credentials, it's not a plastic surgeon... Call your congressman and demand change! This not about illegal immigration, this is about unethical physicians and not even the article picked up on that. Don't you think that a walk-in medical clinic and cosmetic surgery center is a little strange?
kylon August 11, 2011 at 06:07 PM
Rob, thank you for reeling this back to what is the real problem. The price of beauty cost her life. May her family heal and she rest in peace..
Jim Rizoli August 11, 2011 at 06:21 PM
Jim Rizoli Been away......I'm back.. Sad to see someone die for any reason. Sounds like the family are looking to cash in on this one. If this goes to court it will be interesting as "experts" from both sides will show either she had prior health issues or doctor negligence. If she wasn't here illegaly she most likely would would be still alive today in her home country. These are the chances you take when you go into foreign countries not knowing how things are done when it comes to medical issues. Even the simplest procedure can be risky.
Joe Rizoli August 11, 2011 at 09:56 PM
Joe Rizoli CCFIILE.com God bless America and freedom of speech especially when I have posted here three times and those post, even though refered by others and even with post scripts to "rot in hell" are not going up. I can't remember telling ANYONE to rot in hell yet that poste,by the way, first name only, can spout off hate such as that and the PATCH crew keeps HER post up. My post, in the bowels of hell. Joe Rizoli
Donald Wendt August 11, 2011 at 10:17 PM
She could be here legally and still not know how things are done here.
Donald Wendt August 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM
I am pretty sure the Patch is not a democracy. I have found Susan and the Patch staff very lenient on editing the comments here. I am happy to know they saved me from reading your hatred.
Susan Petroni (Editor) August 11, 2011 at 10:38 PM
Patch is an interactive community news site. We publish news articles and allow the community to comment, as long as individuals follow our terms of use. We ask that you use first and last names. The first time an individual posts without a last name or using an alias, say Susan987, I typically let it go. When they continue to post, I remind them of the policy, give a warning to use a first and last name and tell them if they don't I can and will suspend their account. Most people either comply or stop posting. As for monitoring the comments, as editor it is my job to post articles, photos and videos and to report what is going on in the community. I do review the comments, but not 24 hours a day and not 7 days a week. Think of it this way, I cover Town Meeting but I don't act as a referee every time Town Meeting members disagree during Town Meeting. Every Patch user has the right to flag a post they find inappropriate. Everyone has the right to post, within our terms of use. We ask that you write and post as if you were having an actual conversation with an individual face-to-face. Basically, remember the manners you were taught as a child, and use them.
Joe Rizoli August 12, 2011 at 02:47 AM
Joe Rizoli CCFIILE.com Donald my "hatred" or my opinion? I have EVERY right to have an opinion, WHY? Because I have lived in Framingham probably longer than most of any of you. What you see as "hatred" is just your immature reactions to my TRUTH. I can hate anybody I want Donald. So can't the Brazilians as noted in post by one telling me to rot in hell. Is that a "hateful" post Donald, or is it Brazilian kisses? If you are going to make accusations make them across the board for everybody. I haven't told anyone to rot in hell yet. Joe Rizol
Grisel August 27, 2011 at 03:05 AM
Such hatefull comments are just ridiculous when you alredy have such a horrable thing just happen to you. Whoever is saing these things one day will know what it means, after all everyone has a mother and one day we all lose them. Just that these girls just lost theirs in a very unexpected way.
Joe Rizoli August 27, 2011 at 04:08 AM
Joe Rizoli CCFIILE.com Grisel, do you work at a grill? Anyway You want horrible? Just came back from a candle light virgil for a young Milford kid murdered, tortured, body scraped on the road for a quarter mile by an illegal alien who could have cared less about a human life. The AMERICAN whose guts had to be shoveled off the road I care more about...... HE didn't die trying to get a boob job while lying his way into America with false documents. Joe Rizoli
Mark Cain August 28, 2011 at 09:36 PM
I as well went to that vigil.


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