An 18-year-old girl from South Florida who has been fighting for her life after slipping into a coma while undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, now needs a tracheotomy to help her breathe.

Linda Perez went through surgery two weeks ago at the Coral Gables Cosmetic Center in Florida. She never woke up from the anesthesia and fell into a coma that has left her in a vegetative state. The problem is that the life-saving procedure she needs now also requires anesthesia. And it gets worse: Her 3-year-old son still has NO idea what's going on!

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It's been two weeks since Linda went under the knife for a breast augmentation procedure and she still remains in a coma due to complications that have left her with both brain and heart damage. Her parents are still trying to fight the clinic, Coral Gables Cosmetic Center that has left their poor daughter in this terrible condition. But the doctors have refused to provide them with any further information.

"What they gave me is essentially a vegetable," Linda's mother, Mariela Diaz, told NBC 6. The family's lawyer, attorney Mark Eiglarsh claims that in order to find out what happened to Linda it's going to require litigation. "How does an 18-year-old healthy young lady go to have a simple routine cosmetic procedure and come out in a vegetative state?" he asked. Well it looks like the anesthesiologist with the criminal record might have had something to do with it.

Apparently Linda only paid $2,800 for the procedure that normally costs at least double that amount. The doctor who performed her surgery, Dr. Jacob Freiman, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a clean record thus far. But it appears that the anesthesiologist, Dr. Mario Alberto Diaz, does not. In fact, he served time in federal prison back in 2006 for illegally selling 53,000 doses of pain pills over the internet. He even had his license suspended for a year, but went back to practicing shortly after. Neither one of the doctors have commented on Linda's condition.

This is absolutely devastating! How can such a simple cosmetic procedure go so wrong? Something sketchy definitely went down during that surgery. My heart goes out to her family and her little son. I know it must be hard for the family to tell him what happened--and he probably wouldn't understand it either, just like her family doesn't understand what went wrong. I hope they are able to get some answers, but most importantly I'm hoping she's able to miraculously recover!

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Johanna is the beauty and fashion staff writer at MamásLatinas and obsessed with all things beauty and fashion. She is a proud Dominicana and was born and raised in Queens, NY.

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this story really hurt my heart im 2o and I wanted the brizilan butt lift and a breast job I also was looking in florida and I got a price quoted over the phone after an email consulation and I put down a 1000 dollar deposit and when I heard this story I had a change of heart I did not even get my money back. ive now been following this story here in new York since it was broadcasted and I feel really bad for her cause I know her and her family expected her to come out looking goog=d and feeling good about her self and it suck cause a lot of girls don't know the dangers we just thik out the good not the bad you wanna look like celeberties who are damn near perfect in every way ad it makes us average girlls feel bad you know I know im writhing a lot but ive been holding this all in since ive heard this and I think this was gods message that he mad us with a natural body that is not to be tapered with my heart goes oout to her and her family I hope she gets better and if she make it she should start an awareness campaign Ive started one and trust me there are so many girls have issues with their body but nothing is worth putting your life in another person hands unless its life saving cause (fact time)-when you get put to sleep for surgery you have a 50 to 50 chance of getting up or stying asleep. feel better honey and I wish you the best. love niasia
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