Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Healthcare

Woman dies after injecting Vaseline into her breasts

See also

Women who feel pressured to have a perfect body will sometimes take extreme measures to get the look they want.

One 39-year-old Argentinean woman went as far as to inject Vaseline into her breasts in an attempt to increase the size of them. A few days later she died, as reported by Medical Daily on Thursday.

Sonia Perez Llanzon was admitted to a hospital in Santa Rosa, Argentina after having trouble breathing. Doctors found several lesions on both breasts as a result of the home Vaseline injections.

The Vaseline had entered the woman's blood stream, causing clots that traveled to her lungs. She had a pulmonary embolism, which is a blockage of an artery in her lung, resulting in her death.

Doctors say they have seen an increase in the number of people using Vaseline injections as a form of body augmentation, including men who have injected the product in the hopes of enhancing penis size.

Injuries consists of severe deformations caused by tissue damage and erectile dysfunction.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos