She Went For A Surgery To Stop Sweating, And It Ended In Absolute Tragedy….
The bodybuilding and fitness world is shocked by the horrible news about this one fitness star losing her life during a procedure to stop excessive sweating.
Mexican bodybuilder Odalis Santos Mena, who was just 23, regularly uploaded pics of her bodybuilder body to her 147,000 Instagram followers. She was reportedly recruited by the Skin Piel clinic in Guadalajara to promote a breakthrough antiperspirant treatment called MiraDry.
MiraDry is a non-surgical underarm procedure that's supposed to be performed with local anesthesia (numbing of the armpit area, as opposed to "general" or "full" anesthesia, which puts a person in a sleep-like, unconscious state). An FDA-cleared, hand-held medical device, miraDry is designed for use by a trained, licensed medical professional. The brand was recently bought by 1315 Capital, a healthcare growth equity firm.
However, the endorsement stunt went horrifically awry when she suffered cardiac arrest after being anesthetized. Mena died shortly thereafter when the clinic’s employees were unable to revive her via CPR. So sad.
Odalis Santos Mena died on 7 July 2021, at the very young age of 23.
The clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico where Mena had gone for the operation said an ambulance was immediately called, paramedics on-site rushed to her, and “everything medically possible” was done to save the fitness star’s life.
Known as the "Mexican Kim Kardashian", Odalis had a very large fan base, especially in Mexico. Fitness enthusiasts followed her popular Instagram page to get insights into health, diets, and toning physique.
Odalis was reportedly studying a nutrition course and was the winner of multiple bodybuilding titles, including Miss Hercules in 2019.
Following her death, outrage is building against the clinic in Mexico that treated Mena, with fans of the athlete alleging unprofessional and medical negligence. Some reports suggest her family has alleged the anaesthetician at the clinic was unlicensed.
SkinPiel alleges that Mena had clenbuterol, creatine, and oxandrolone in her system, which they claim to have been unaware of before starting the procedure.
"Upon delivering the signed form to the doctor, he asked [her] again about substance use and [she] verbally reiterated that [she] had not," the clinic alleged.
MiraDry is the only permanent underarm sweat reduction treatment to receive FDA clearance.
Having such a young person die in such circumstances is shocking. Before anybody undergoes any cosmetic treatment, they should study the positive and negative effects of the procedure.
As well, the patient must be honest with the doctors in regards to what medication they are taking. Not revealing the truth to the medical staff, can result in death.
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