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Woman dies after injecting Vaseline into her breasts

Sonia Perez Llanzon

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.