Silvana Gómez GaleanoAge 25
25 Apr 2021
Neiva, Huila (Colombia)
Cosmetic filler complications
Silvana died in Hospital Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo after undergoing an unofficial cosmetic procedure on her buttocks.
Vanity and the desire to feel beautiful was the direct route to death for a young 25-year-old [trans woman], who was injected with cosmetic silicone in her buttocks but her body did not resist. The aesthetic procedure was performed in a barber shop in the city of Neiva.
Silvana Gómez Galeano, as she was known in the LGTBI community, lost her life after undergoing an aesthetic procedure in an unauthorized site and under the direction of an unknowledgeable person.
“We arrived at the place on Sunday afternoon; It is a beauty parlor located in the Monserrate neighborhood; She had the appointment at 3:00 in the afternoon, when we started, I told her to be calm that everything was going to be fine. The girl in charge of injecting her, applied anesthesia, almost two anesthesia syringes, then began to inject the silicone, there were 3 syringes in each buttock, but when she was on the second on the right side, she began to feel ill," he said Sara, Silvana's best friend.
The 25-year-old trans young woman repeatedly told her companions that she could not breathe, for a few minutes they stopped thinking that it would be something normal, but as the hours went by it became more complicated, “she began to turn purple She was restless, she said she couldn't breathe, she cried a lot, she was desperate, and that's when the tragedy began”. They quickly transferred her to the Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo Hospital, but upon entering, the doctors told her of her serious health condition; however, clinging to life, she tried to breathe on her own, until it was necessary to put oxygen on her and hours later to intubate her.
The liquid that they applied to Silvana on the buttocks had reached her lungs, meaning that one or more arteries in the lungs were blocked by a blood clot and while the doctors tried to save her, her body did not resist anymore and she died.
The place where the illegal aesthetic procedure was performed is located in the Monserrate neighborhood, in the east of the city of Neiva; According to relatives of the victim, it was the 'Barbería Jaminton', and a woman who works there charged the young woman a considerable sum of money to inject her with the substance to enlarge her buttocks.