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Investigation Launched into Florida Plastic Surgeon Following Wife’s Death During Surgery

In Gulf Breeze, Florida, a tragic incident during plastic surgery led to the death of Hillary Brown, the wife of plastic surgeon Ben Brown. The 33-year-old underwent surgery at her husband’s clinic, Restore Plastic Surgery, but experienced cardiac arrest during the procedure on November 21. Despite efforts, Hillary remained in a coma for nearly a week before her family made the heartbreaking decision to withdraw life support due to severe brain swelling caused by oxygen deprivation. Her organs were subsequently donated.

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In a heartfelt social media post on November 24, Ben Brown shared the devastating news about his wife’s condition, seeking prayers for a miracle as she battled for her life. Hillary’s situation deeply impacted Brown, expressing his emotional connection and plea for her recovery.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report detailed the distressing events, stating that Ben Brown had called 911 from his clinic, reporting a female in cardiac arrest. The report indicated that Hillary experienced seizures during multiple surgical procedures, leading to cardiac arrest.

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Presently, the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the District One Medical Examiner are conducting an investigation into Hillary Brown’s tragic death.

Hillary and Ben Brown’s relationship, marked by its volatility as per Marty Ellington, Hillary’s father, did not hinder their shared life. Despite their relationship dynamics, she trusted her husband, who, as a board-certified plastic surgeon, performed surgeries on her face and body regularly. The couple, who began dating in 2021 and married in June 2022, navigated their relationship while balancing her three children from a previous marriage and his two sons.

Ben Brown, a plastic surgeon who relocated to Pensacola in 2015, initially worked at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery before establishing his independent practice. The investigation into this tragic incident continues as the community mourns Hillary Brown’s untimely passing during the surgical procedure conducted by her husband.


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