4 Apr 2012
Goiânia, Goiás (Brazil)
Cosmetic filler complications
Júlia died from a cardiac arrest three days after a cosmetic filler injection.
A [trans woman] died after supposedly applying industrial silicone to her buttocks on Wednesday night (4) at the Emergency Hospital of Goiânia (Hugo). According to the bulletin released at Hugo police station, the [woman] was [trans], known as Júlia, and lived in Osasco (SP).
The product was applied three days ago, after which she had hitchhiked to Goiânia to spend a few days with a friend, who is also a [trans woman], known as Rafaela.
According to police this friend was the one who passed the information to the hospital's medical team. According to [her], [Júlia] went to the health unit after feeling sick with a bad stomach and shortness of breath. Minutes later she died of cardiac arrest. According to police, the friend could not identify the relatives of the victim.
Júlia's death was not recorded in the TDoR 2012 memorial list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2012.