Joselyn Cano, a 29-year-old Instagram model and swimwear designer, tragically passed away following a botched butt surgery. Her death came as a shock to her fans and fellow influencers. Joselyn had traveled to Colombia, where she underwent a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), a risky cosmetic procedure involving the transfer of fat to enhance the buttocks.
BBL is known as the world's most dangerous cosmetic procedure, with a mortality rate of 1 in 3,000 cases. The procedure can lead to complications such as fat entering the bloodstream and blocking blood vessels, potentially causing fatal pulmonary embolisms. Despite its risks, BBL has gained popularity due to the desire for the "perfect" hourglass figure seen in celebrities like Kim Kardashian.
The high mortality rate associated with BBL has raised concerns within the medical community. In 2018, the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery advised surgeons in the UK to stop performing the procedure. However, many women continue to seek BBL surgeries abroad, often in countries where safety guidelines may not be as strictly followed.
In response to the increasing number of deaths related to BBL, the Florida Board of Medicine mandated the use of ultrasound during the surgery to prevent complications. However, the issue persists as some women opt for cheaper options outside the US.
Joselyn Cano's tragic death serves as a reminder of the risks involved in pursuing extreme cosmetic procedures. Critics have pointed out the false ideal of beauty perpetuated by society and expressed little sympathy for her choices. The incident highlights the importance of prioritizing health and safety over achieving unrealistic beauty standards.
Ultimately, individuals considering cosmetic procedures should be well-informed about the risks involved. Embracing natural body shapes through healthy lifestyle choices or seeking reputable and certified surgeons who prioritize patient safety are safer alternatives to risky procedures like BBL.