Leaving it all behind for a firmer bum
A mother of twins died in Buenos Aires on Sunday due to complications following buttock implant surgery. Two children no longer have their mother for the rest of their lives because of her desire for a firmer arse. Has the world gone mad?
Solange Magnano, 38, a former Miss Argentina reportedly died when liquid injected during her gluteoplasty procedure (arse surgery to you and me) caused her to have a pulmonary embolism. It was her second cosmetic enhancement since having breast implants after the birth of her children.
A spokesperson for Gustavo Rosso, Magnano’s husband, said during his statement that there have been only 15 recorded fatalities from the same procedure worldwide. I’m sorry, only 15 people dead because of the desire for a firmer butt?
That’s 15 families dealing with the loss of someone close to them because of their want for the “perfect” bottom. 15 people that paid for a doctor to butcher their rear end because they didn’t like the way it looked in the mirror.
And. They. Died.
Argentina has emerged as one of the world’s top cosmetic surgery destinations with many foreigners travelling to Latin America for inexpensive procedures. More than 50,000 cosmetic operations were carried out in Argentina last year that’s an increase of more than 60 per cent since 2003.
Magnano’s friend and fashion designer Roberto Piazza said: “She was perfect, she didn’t need any surgery. She took care of herself a lot, went to the gym… It was stupid what she did, I don’t understand it.”
Stupid, yes, and totally unnecessary. The young woman (at 38 she is still young) was a model and built a career off her looks. She recently launched a modeling agency and probably felt intense pressures to look a certain way. But Magnano’s had other responsibilities to consider besides her body image. Somehow I don’t imagine her two kids cared how their mum’s bum looked.
“She only underwent the procedure because she thought it was no big deal,” said another friend of the model, Guillermo Azar.
All cosmetic surgeries are a big deal, and all surgeries carry risk. When by perception they become “no big deal” we have a frightening and serious problem on our hands.
The death of this young business woman, mother and wife is undoubtedly tragic, but worst of all Solange Magnano is now a fatality statistic for cosmetic surgery and bottom jokes. Her death will continue to highlight society’s obsession with beauty, youth and a deep seeded denial of the aging process.
Let’s hope she was buried with the bottom she wanted.
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