A mother of three who travelled to Turkey for cosmetic surgery died from a fat clot caused by the procedure, an inquest has heard.

Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, is said to have attended the hospital in Izmir for a "Brazilian butt lift" in August. But she died following complications during the surgery, a hearing at Wakefield Coroner's Court was told.

Opening the inquest, Assistant Coroner James Hargan said a provisionalpost-mortem examination revealed that Ms Cambridge died from a fat embolism caused by a cosmetic surgical procedure.

He said:

Ms Cambridge was a 29-year-old single lady who lived with her partner in this country.

Assistant Coroner James Hargan

After her death, it was reported that Ms Cambridge had three heart attacksduring the surgery.

The beautician is reported to have travelled to the Izmir Private Can Hospital, which boasts celebrity clientele, for the £3,000 operation after growing paranoid about excess stomach weight from having children.

The Brazilian butt lift procedure, which reshapes the buttocks by transferringfat from areas including the stomach and back, has become an increasinglypopular technique for achieving an hourglass figure.

Advocates of the procedure say it achieves results quickly and recovery isusually fast but experts have warned it carries a risk of serious complications.

Ms Cambridge's partner, Scott Franks, told a newspaper he had been left a"broken man" and warned others considering going under the knife to thinkabout the risks.

No family members attended the inquest opening in Wakefield on Tuesday and Mr Hargan adjourned proceedings to allow further inquiries to take place.