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.



  • 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
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    6 Photos