Tameka Foster Raymond was released from a hospital in Brazil on Monday where she was treated after suffering a cardiac arrest shortly before undergoing plastic surgery. The wife of R&B singer Usher spent 11 days recovering at Sirio-Libanes Hospital, reports the Associated Press. A spokeswoman for the facility said Wednesday that Raymond left Monday night, but declined to provide any details on her treatment at the family’s request. Ellen Dastry, a spokeswoman for the doctor who was to perform the plastic surgery, said last week that Raymond suffered a cardiac arrest while being anesthetized ahead of a “simple liposuction” at Sao Paulo’s Sao Rafael Hospital. Raymond was revived in less than a minute with heart massage, and was placed in an induced coma before being taken to the intensive-care unit, said Dastry, spokeswoman for plastic surgeon Silvio Sterman. She was then transferred to the posh and better-equipped Sirio-Libanes Hospital to recover. Brazil’s most popular news-variety program “The Fantastics” reported Sunday that Raymond had told Dr. Sterman that her youngest son, Naviyd Ely, was born four months ago instead of two, according to the New York Daily News. According to Jos Tariki, president of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, a patient should only undergo liposuction six to eight months after giving birth. “After a pregnancy, the abdomen muscle is violently stretched, becomes flaccid and swells,” he says. “The patient needs six to eight months to return to normal and only then can undergo surgery.”
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