Woman Injects Vaseline Into Her Breasts To Enhance Them, Dies Weeks Later

March 21, 2014  |  

According to the Huffington Post, Sonia Perez Llanzon, a 39-year-old woman from Argentina, lost her life at the age of 39 because of the decision she made to inject Vaseline into her breasts. Soon after injecting herself in the hopes of making her chest bigger, the Vaseline got into her blood stream.

Llanzon was taken to the hospital recently because she was having trouble breathing, and was found to be suffering from blood clots in her lungs. Doctors were able to trace the petroleum jelly in her system, and when they confronted her about it, she initially said that she didn’t inject herself with it, but reportedly later admitted that she did in order to help give herself a self-administered breast augmentation.

The petroleum jelly found its way into her blood stream and blood cots formed that went up into her lungs. After a month in the hospital trying to recover, she died from a pulmonary embolism.

An Argentine doctor named Julio Pla Cardenas said that he’s never seen a case such as Llanzon’s in his career, saying, “The human body has antibodies to remove bacteria and viruses, but it hasn’t got any mechanisms against this type of product.”

Llanzon reportedly was a big athlete, she ran marathons and loved boxing. She leaves behind an adult son.

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