A woman from Argentina, Sonia Perez Llanzon, died from Injecting Vaseline into her breasts. The Vaseline injection was an attempt to augment her breasts. However, the effects of such chemicals ultimately lead to a pulmonary embolism.
Essentially, a pulmonary embolism is a clot in her lungs. When the jelly was inserted into her body, the chemicals found their way into her blood stream. An Argentinian newspaper states that Sonia Perez Llanzon was immediately rushed to the hospital when she discovered that she was having severe difficulty breathing. According to Julio Pla Cardenas, “The human body has antibodies to remove bacteria and viruses, but it hasn’t got any mechanisms against this type of product.” Cardenas serves as the chief surgeon for Lucio Molas Hospital. She was being treated for a month before she eventually passed.
Llanzon’s son. Kevin Berazategui, took to social media to lament the loss of his mother. He is quoted saying (according to the Huffingtonpost.com), “It has been two days since you haven’t been here in this world… I will love you forever.” According to her son, the date of death was March 6 of 2014.
It is quite unfortunate that Llanzon had to succumb to death in an effort to change her physical appearance. She was an athlete , and obviously took exercising and her appearance very seriously. It is extremely unfortunate that she is now gone. Hopefully, there is a silver lining, and maybe many other individuals can learn from this and realize that they do not have to go to extraordinary lengths for the sake of vanity and social conformity.