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Another Woman Dies From Botched Booty Injections

Chile, help.

A Miami woman died 10 hours after receiving buttocks injections, leaving behind two daughters, ages 7 and 8.

Suyima Torres, 28, paid $2,300 cash to pump up her rump at cosmetic surgery center Cuerpos Health and Aesthetics on April 11. Moments later, she staggered into the strip mall parking lot appearing disoriented. Torres was cold and trembling, despite the hot weather, witnesses say.

Suyima Torres

Suyima Torres

“I was looking at her, and she fell down so I went outside, I picked her up, I asked her where’s her car,” a neighboring business owner told NBC 6. After helping her up, he dialed 911.

 The young mother was rushed to the hospital accompanied by the center’s owner, Ruth Planas. But Planas never told the doctors about the butt surgery, according to Torres’ mother, Coralia Espinosa.

Torres died later that day but the family thinks this story could have ended differently.

“Maybe if that woman would’ve told them early my daughter would still be here,” Espinosa said.

 The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the incident but has not named Planas as a suspect in Torres’ death.

Police took records, medications and computers from the center and questioned Planas. But she refused to provide any information on the Venezuelan doctor who performed the surgery, CBS Miami reports.

The surgeon is thought to have fled the country.

 Planas could not be reached for comment and her center has been closed.

Torres died only 16 days after another young woman, 20-year-old Dailen Garcia, received butt implants from the same facility. Garcia was hospitalized in intensive care for vision problems and bleeding lungs. Her attorney is preparing her case for court.

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A few things:

1) The surgeon is thought to have… fled… the country. If they can put 40-year-old Pebbelz da Model in jail for this bullshit… surely, they can send “dem boys” after our Venezuelan perp, yes? Go ransack his house or something. Shut down that facility until you get some insight on his whereabouts. Chances are high that, wherever he’s going, he’s still gonna be performing these shots. (Probably an abandoned hotel room.)

2) What is it that can be gained from having a big booty….that would make you risk leaving your two children motherless? And if that feels melodramatic, then too bad. That girl is gone. She left two little girls behind. What do you think those little girls are going to learn about their bodies from this? What do you think their lives will be like because of this?

3) I cannot, for the life of me, understand this – a cosmetic surgery center in the mall sends a woman to ICU days before another woman dies from procedures performed there… has this place been shut down yet?

4) I hate to say this, but it felt important to show that this isn’t strictly a Black phenomenon; it’s not merely an “of color” phenomenon, and – dare I say it – it’s not strictly a “female” phenomenon, either. People who want to receive favor will go to extreme measures to get said favor… and it takes damned powerful self-confidence to subvert that compulsion. Be it blue contacts, blonde hair dye, liposuction, tummy tucks, weave, spanx, booty injections… all of it is related to the same principle, it’s just that it’s been a long time since anyone has died from any of the other procedures.

Someone help me out, here. I’m struggling. Big time.

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By | 2017-06-10T11:45:04+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|6 Comments

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6 Comments

  1. christine June 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM - Reply

    This just makes me sad, I know alot of us aren’t satisfied with the way we look, But when you have kids, stupid things aren’t an option. I can’t remember who Usher’s wife maybe..didn’t she have complications from plastic surgery?? I know its hard but we have GOT to learn how to love ourselves and not try and fit into the “video vixen” mold. May she rest in peace

  2. Jb June 18, 2013 at 8:46 AM - Reply

    Trying to get a man??? Is it worth it. Get a degree instead

  3. Jayde June 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM - Reply

    People need to enhance what they don’t like naturally. A lot of it comes from trying to be accepted or more appealing to men but ” Pretty girls get left too”. I think you guys understand what where Im going with this.

    • Jayde June 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM - Reply

      Sorry for typos! By the way….Cosmetic surgery is very popular in Florida. You really have to be careful and do some research on these clinics.

  4. MM June 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM - Reply

    I find two problems with this story. (1) A defined standard of beauty is boring. People are just beautiful (different body types, curves, hues. etc.) which makes us interesting! (2) That being said, IF you decide to have a cosmetic procedure done please REALIZE that not all “cosmetic” or “plastic” surgery is done by surgeons trained to do it! Unlike reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery is NOT regulated in this country. As a plastic surgeon, I cannot do your heart surgery b/c NO hospital (or surgicenter) will give me the clearance (called hospital privileges) to do it. However, cosmetic surgery is mainly done in non-hospital facilities (DRs office operating rooms) which CAN be but aren’t always standard approved the way hospitals are. So a non surgeon doctor or dentist who goes to a weekend course on liposuction can put up a sign saying “we do cosmetic surgery” and lipo all they want in their office! I see it all the time. Cosmetic surgery is REAL surgery and comes with REAL risks. So please DO YOUR HOMEWORK if you’re considering any procedure. Make sure the person was trained to do SURGERY first and then the type of surgery you’re looking for. Ask questions! Don’t just go for cheap prices. Of course, they can have complications too but THIS (death) is ridiculous. Sorry I was so long but I really need my people to be safe.

  5. BLACK PRINCESS July 14, 2013 at 8:47 PM - Reply

    This is sooo sad, it it sad that people can not accept their bodies due to what you see on TV. This world has become so shallow its a damn shame. I am blessed with a vixen booty but even if I didn’t have a vixen video bootie I do not think I will go that far to get surgery. I cant deny, I once considered getting a little lipo for my stomach area but I rather work my butt off(exercise) and eat right to accomplish that goal. I am scared of cosmetic surgery. God bless this lady and her kids she left behind

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