The 1994 Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano passed on this weekend after undergoing an increasingly common plastic surgery procedure known as gluteoplasty.
What is this you say? Gluteoplasty?
For those of us less familiar with the world of plastic surgery, "gluteoplasty" is a procedure to improve and reshape the buttocks, helping to promote a youthful and cellulite free appearance. Yes, you heard correctly, the model, agency owner, wife and mother of twins passed away as a result of surgical complications relating to the reshaping of her booty.
Magnano became famous in the early 1990's when she took home the Miss Argentina crown in 1994. She remained in the spotlight after her win through a wildly successful modeling career. Despite giving birth to twins 7 years ago, she continued her career and opened her own modeling agency in Argentina. Sources close to Magnano state that she elected to have the gluteoplasty performed to maintain the figure she had become so famous for. In addition, it is rumored that she elected to have the procedure performed in an unlicensed Argentina clinic. When surgeons injected a silicone gel into Magnano's behind during her Thursday procedure, the model seemed to be responding well to the procedure. Yet mere hours later the model was placed in a critical care unit when the gel injected into her behind moved up into her lungs and brain. The 38 year old model passed away 3 days later.
In recent years the popularity of plastic surgery has skyrocketed in Argentina, where the cost of the surgery is relatively less expensive than in other nations, and is less stigmatized. Current statistics estimate that 1 in 30 Argentinians have gone under the knife for elective figure improvements.