Mexican model Joselyn Cano died on December 7, at the age of 29, after traveling to Colombia to undergo a buttock lift procedure. The influencer better known as ‘the Mexican Kim Kardashian’ lived in Newport Beach, California, and had more than 12 million followers on Instagram, and 80 thousand on Twitter.
According to her LinkedIn page, Cano studied microbiology at San Diego State University.
Although his family has yet to release an official statement regarding her death, funeral services were held at the Grimes-Akes Funeral Home in Corona, California and streamed live via YouTube on Wednesday, December 16.
Fans of the model in the networks remember her and mourn her death
The loss has prompted countless tributes and messages from her fans on YouTube. Several of them also showed their astonishment at the opinion that Cano did not need to make any other arrangements.
Nattxo said, “Influencers need to normalize normal bodies. Many young girls look up to them without knowing the risks of undergoing procedures. Joselyn was already beautiful. Foz Hernandez, said in part, RIP Joselyn, I am very sorry that you felt pressured to do more for your body. This is really heartbreaking. I hope this clarifies once again the dangers of these types of procedures. Rest pretty soul that left very soon ”.
Carlos Ramos wrote, “I can’t believe it, Joselyn is just beginning to live, a lovely girl beauty, that can’t be true.”
Another person who seemed to have a more intimate connection with Cano commented, “She was more than a good friend, a good woman, and in general she protected her loved ones. I will always have you in my heart, Joselyn. Maybe you are the only friend I’ve ever had and I value the time we spend together. Rest in peace, I will always love you. I will always be grateful for everything you have shown me. I love you, ”wrote Nadhy Martz.
According to the Sun US News, Cano had traveled to Colombia to undergo her second Brazilian butt lift.
Mayo Clinic describes the procedure as an augmentation to modify the shape or size of the buttocks with implants or grafts of own fat. Liposuction is performed on areas that have excess fat, usually, the abdomen, sides and hips, and/or lower back, both to improve the proportions and contour of the lower body and to collect fat to be added to the buttocks, explains the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Like any surgical procedure, a lift also has its risks. These include infection, blood clots, excessive blood loss, heart and lung complications, fat embolism, and complications associated with liposuction or anesthesia.
According to a 2018 article by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, gluteal fat grafting has resulted in an alarming death rate, estimated at 1 in 3,000 patients, a death rate much higher than any other cosmetic surgery.