WUHAN, China, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old singer died as a result of complications from anesthesia during plastic surgery, health officials in central China's Hubei Province said.
Wang Bei, who appeared on the Chinese talent-search program "Super Girl" in 2005, died during plastic surgery in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, Xinhua reported.
"The investigation results should be made public without delay," China's Ministry of Health said. Wang's mother also had cosmetic surgery in Wuhan's Zhong'ao Cosmetic Hospital where she is still recovering.
News of Wang's Nov. 15 death has raised the awareness of safety concerns in the escalating plastic surgery trade.
Mental health experts said people should consider counseling before undergoing plastic surgery procedures.
"Being anxious, people nowadays are trying to seek a quicker way to succeed, and they believe plastic surgery is one of the most convenient ways" said Dr. Xu Kaiwen, a member of the psychological counseling center at Peking University. "It's actually self-denial. Most of them do not recognize themselves and need psychological help."