The death of Argentinean supermodel Solange Mangano, who in 1994 was crowned Miss Argentina, has caused a polemic in the fashion industry after a cosmetic surgery on her buttocks lead to her tragic death.
Mangano, 38 died of a pulmonary embolism Sunday after three days in critical condition following a gluteoplasty, the Associated Press reported. The liquid, which according to Argentinean media is called Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA), went to her lungs and to the brain.
She was buried Monday in her native city which was broadcasted in Argentine television.
Solange had a sophisticated, majestic beauty. People's jaws dropped when they saw her. I felt the same when I hired her eight years ago, fashion designer Roberto Piazza whose creations she used to model, told La Nacion.com newspaper. She didn't need this buttocks surgery, he added, according to the paper.
The gluteoplasty could complicate when the Polymethyl-methacrylate is injected incorrectly, a specialist told La Nacion.com. If the liquid hits a vein or artery -plentiful in the buttocks- it enters into the blood and impacts areas such as the lungs or the brain,
Mangano is survived by her husband and their 7-year-old twins.