In August, Betty Pino, known by some as the “Queen of Radio” in Miami for her work on Spanish-language radio and helping big Latino acts get on, died from complications from cosmetic surgery, according to a full autopsy report that just came out this past weekend.
According to the Miami Herald, Pino was well-known by many not only for helping to jumpstart the careers of stars like Julio Iglesias (Enrique’s daddy) and more in the United States, but also for being a fan of plastic surgery. Pino passed at 65, and if you look at pictures of her before her passing (like the feature image for this story), she didn’t look anything like her age because of extensive work over the years. The radio personality reportedly first had work done on her backside 20 years ago when she had “hard implants” put in to give her some lift. But a decade later, she asked to have the implants swapped out for saline injections, which caused her pain when she sat down. Just four years ago, she took those out for silicone implants, and before she knew it, those implants would put her health even more at risk.
According to the Daily Mail, the silicone was causing the tissue in her backside to harden and deform. She sought out a doctor in Miami who helped her take it out in June after other doctors refused to help because of the “risks” and possible complications. But after she was sent home post-surgery, the operation wounds developed infections and they would not heal. She went into the hospital in mid-July after she experienced vomiting and diarrhea and was diagnosed with sepsis, a severe blood infection. Pino soon fell into a coma, and as she was transferred to another hospital on August 6, she had to have her hands and feet amputated when her infection spread. The next day she passed away after family decided to disconnect Pino from life support.
According to the Miami Herald, the family says it was what Pino would have wanted. Her family, back in August, was also considering filing a medical malpractice claim, but after years of illegal injections nand implants from different people and a last ditch effort from the doctor in Miami to remove her silicone, they weren’t sure who to sue. It’s unclear if they intend to go forward with any lawsuits.
Definitely a shame, and it just makes me think of these different women in entertainment and everyday life who are running around trying to get back-alley butt injections and slicing up their faces and getting butt implants and changing their looks every time you see them. Just say no, ladies. Please, just say no.