Coroner's warning for medical tourists after Melbourne man dies following Malaysian makeover

A coroner has warned Australian medical tourists of the "difference in standards of practice" overseas after a man died following $35,000 of cosmetic surgery in Malaysia.

Leigh Aiple had liposuction, an upper eye lift, a thigh lift, a chin tuck, lip filler, a tummy tuck and chest sculpting to get rid of loose skin on his body in 2014.

The 31-year-old was given the all clear to fly home five days later and died 24 hours after he landed in Melbourne.

"He couldn't move, he couldn't stand or roll out of bed after the first surgery," his mother Grace Westworth told the ABC.

The 31-year-old died 24 hours after he landed in Melbourne. Photo: YouTube/ViceCityVacation

"It was totally dangerous. He was high-risk and they didn't stop."

Coroner Caitlin English said Mr Aiple's case should serve as a warning to other medical tourists.

"The Australian medical tourist will not necessarily be aware of the difference in standards of medical practice and management of patient care," she said.

The Coroner's report found Mr Aiple had several open wounds after the surgery and was in a huge amount of pain.

The president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Professor Mark Ashton, said the surgery would never have been done in Australia.

Mr Aiple had booked the trip on a mission to change his life after he lost a significant amount of weight.

A tribute to Mr Aiple posted on Facebook one year after his death. Photo: Facebook

Described as a shy man, he had been bullied as a kid and wanted to undergo surgery to remove his loose skin and booked the trip overseas.

Ms Westworth said her son sent her emails complaining of swelling to his leg and terrifying blackouts.

A coroner found that Mr Aiple had died of a blood clot that travelled from his calf to his lung, with the recent surgery and airplane travel contributing to his death.

An estimated 15,000 Australians travel overseas each year for cosmetic and dental work.

The 31-year-old died after complications with his surgery. Photo: YouTube/ViceCityVacation