A 28-year-old Scottish woman, Shannon Bowe, has died in Turkey while reportedly undergoing gastric band surgery.
She is understood to have travelled to the Middle Eastern country to undergo the surgery. It is unclear at which medical facility she received the operation or what complications led to her death.
Gastric band surgery involves a doctor placing a gastric band around the top of the stomach, creating a small pouch, according to the NHS.
When the patient eats, the small pouch fills up more quickly than their stomach normally would, making them feel fuller with less food. The procedure is said to help patients eat less, eat more slowly and lose weight.
Her heartbroken loved ones have gone on social media to pay tribute.
Her boyfriend, Ross Stirling, wrote: “Sleep tight my angel, love you forever and always.”
A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British national who died in Turkey and are in contact.
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