Mexico City. Odalis Santos, a young bodybuilder originally from Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, died last Tuesday after suffering an arrest when anesthesia was applied as part of a treatment to prevent armpit sweating.
Just the morning of that day, she shared on her social networks that she would undergo a therapy called “Mira Dy”, offered by the Skinpiel clinic, located in the Providencia neighborhood, in the city of Guadalajara.
In a statement, dated July 7, the clinic confirmed that the influencer went to its facilities accompanied by her trainer and nutritionist Víctor Gómez Carreño to receive said treatment, which involves the “application of local anesthesia in each armpit.”
The operation did not pose much risk since it is performed in a single session and the secondary effects after the procedure are slight: numbness, bruising, swelling, and sensitivity in the treated areas since the sweat and odoriferous glands are eliminated using thermal energy. Seeing that it was a simple procedure, the influencer, with more than 125,000 followers on Instagram, decided to have the operation.
The problem came with the mandatory anesthesia for the intervention. According to the family’s complaint, a doctor who was not an anesthesiologist gave him anesthesia and went in to strike. The influencer, before losing her life, shared with her followers how one of the clinic workers explained to her how the operation was going to be. However, Odalis never got past the first point of treatment. When the other workers realized that the Mexican was in cardiac arrest, they could only try to resuscitate her manually since they could not find the cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment.
According to Skincare “Odalis was not treated, because when anesthesia was applied she had an immediate respiratory arrest. The doctor immediately proceeded to do everything medically possible. At the same time, she ordered her team to call an ambulance. Because it is a hospital area, as soon as the Odalis ambulance arrived, it was treated by paramedics ”.
The company pointed out that prior to the intervention, the young woman from Autlan was asked as part of the medical protocols if she had consumed any substance, to which she answered no. In the statement, he pointed out that immediately after the respiratory arrest “Mr. Gómez Carreño was marked to ask what substances she had consumed and she replied ‘clenbuterol, creatine, and oxandrolone'”.
Skinpiel concluded that “everything seems to indicate that the anesthesia was reacted by the substances present in Odalis’s body since steroids, anabolics, and clenbuterol alter the metabolism and affect the growth of the heart.”
Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office investigates the case
This Thursday, the Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office reported that it is investigating the case of the death of the young influencer Odalis Santos.
Guillermo Flores Tovar, general director of Special Investigation, reported that the line being followed is possible medical negligence and due to the type of case, he said, “special procedures have to be exhausted”, for this “we are going to be cautious to gather all the test data ”.
He reported that the agency specializing in medical liability is in charge of investigating the death of the 24-year-old girl at the Providencia neighborhood clinic and that they will carry out procedures “both on the person’s body” and on the substances found in the hospital. clinic to release more data in the coming days.
Guillermo Flores Tovar also indicated that although there are some “preliminary causes” for Odalis’s death, the corresponding autopsy result has not been received so far.
After her death, many people have said goodbye by posting comments on social networks, including her partner, Víctor Gómez Carreño, who has written a dedication to an athlete in his networks, “‘Your actions in life echo in eternity.” I will take you with me forever, shorty, it makes no sense to write here what I feel in my heart. I love you!”.