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Plastic Surgery in Malaysia: 'Extreme makeover' death sparks coroner's warning to medical tourists

Overweight and self-conscious 31-year-old Leigh Aiple paid more than $35,000 for a plastic surgery package in Malaysia.

Less than 24 hours after he flew back to Melbourne, he was dead.

At the request of his grieving mother, Grace Westworth, a Victorian coroner investigated the care and treatment Mr Aiple received at the Beverly Wilshire Clinic in Kuala Lumpur, and found it fell well below Australian standards.

"I don't want anyone else to risk it," Ms Westworth told the ABC.

"It was totally dangerous. He was high-risk and they didn't stop."

Coroner Caitlin English found the case illustrated the need for people to be aware of the risks they are taking when they travel overseas for medical treatment.

"The Australian medical tourist will not necessarily be aware of the difference in standards of medical practice and management of patient care," she said.

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