A mum-of-three died 17 days after a breast enlargement operation caused her to develop a blood clot, an inquest you heard.
Beauty therapist Louise Harvey wanted to "improve her appearance" and decided to boost her breast size with an augmentation procedure at a London clinic.
But after a while the 36-year-old developed shortness of breath and was admitted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where she died on July 5 this year.
The cause of her death, which came just over two weeks after she went under the knife, was a pulmonary embolism after breast augmentation, the inquest heard this week.
Opening her inquest, a coroner for Norfolk, Yvonne Blake, said the beautician had undergone a surgery to "improve her appearance" but 17 days later she collapsed at home complaining that she could not breathe.
Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets caught in one of the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs.
Surgery is a risk factor for developing them.
Ms Harvey's inquest will take place on March 23 next year at Norwich Coroners' Court and is expected to last for full day.
Meanwhile, friends of the mum have set up JustGiving page to help raise money for her children, Kayleigh-Anne, 18, Owen, 11, and Jaxon, six.
Mark Hutson, who set up the page, said: "Louise Harvey sadly passed away recently after a blood clot formed in her body.
"It has been a shock to us that this beautiful, young devoted mother of three has been taken away from us so early and without warning when she had much to live for.
"We have received an overwhelming response from family and friends, offering their condolences and support and would like to contribute in some way to ease the suffering her death has caused.
"We have decided to set this Just Giving page so people can make their donations if they want to.
"Our main priority is now providing a stable and happy future for her children, so all proceeds will go toward supporting Louise's three children; Kayleigh-anne (18), Owen (11) and Jaxon (6).
"Louise's legacy is her children, we just want to provide them with the love and support that they need now and for the future."
Professor Beverley Hunt, Medical Director of Charity Thrombosis UK, said: "This is a very sad and tragic event and our thoughts are with Louise's family.
"Hospitalisation is the greatest risk factor for blood clots, also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) or thrombosis, and usually diagnosed as a thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
"Surgery of any kind increases a person's risk of suffering from a blood clot.
"It is essential and mandated in England that every person admitted to hospital should be VTE-risk assessed and patients receive preventative measures if they have risk factors such as being overweight, over 60 and previous blood clots.
"Knowing the risk factors and how we can reduce these, such as the importance of keeping mobile, well hydrated and continuing with any treatment or medication advised by the healthcare professional, even when discharged from hospital, is vitally important in preventing a serious blood clot developing
"All NHS England patients should receive information on thrombosis and advised to seek urgent medical attention if they should develop any symptoms, such as shortness of breath, unexplained pain, swelling or tenderness.
"The 'Let's Talk Clots' campaign is working to save lives through better awareness and increased understanding to prevent, protect and inform everyone about thrombosis."