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Leida Garcia’s son Fabia speaks to reporters about his mother’s painful ordeal (Image: CEN)
A 52-year-old woman is fighting for her life after having cooking oil injected into her buttocks during a 'botched' bum lift operation carried out at her home.
According to local media, Aleida Garcia Ortez also underwent liposuction alongside the surgery at her house in the municipality of Fusagauga, Cundinamarca, in central Colombia.
Reports say the mum paid $4 million Colombian pesos (£900) for the procedure.
But she began to feel unwell 72 hours after the operation, and is now in intensive care with a serious infection.
Fabian Diaz, the woman's son, told local media: "Three days after the buttock surgery her body reacted strangely."
The victim, 52-year-old Aleida Garcia Ortez, is battling a severe infection
He added: "Her bum cheeks became very red, she had bruises everywhere and her skin was very shiny."
Within three days of the procedure, the woman was transferred to the Hospital San Rafael where doctors determined she was suffering an infection caused by cooking oil being injected into her buttocks during the operation.
Reports said that she had been now been transferred into intensive care at La Samaritana hospital in the Colombian capital of Bogota to receive specialist treatment.
Her son Fabian told La Republica : "There is little hope that my mother will live, she has bacteria in her body and it has already affected some bones."
The 52-year-old is being treated in La Samaritana hospital in Bogota
The woman who performed the surgery is reportedly missing.
It was not revealed whether she had the medical qualifications required to carry out the complex surgery.
Mr Diaz said: "She asked me not to tell anybody about the surgery that she had performed on my mother if I took her to the hospital.
"She also said that she was going to travel to Miami to perform some surgeries there."
The family has reportedly filed a criminal complaint about the incident.
Local authorities have launched an investigation and are looking for the suspect.