Sonia Perez Llanzon was admitted to hospital with breathing problems following the dangerous procedure and suffered a fatal blood clot
Fatal procedure: Sonia Perez Llanzon died in hospital in Argentina after injecting Vaseline into her breasts to make them bigger
A mum has died in hospital in Argentina after injecting Vaseline into her breasts to make them bigger.
Amateur athlete Sonia Perez Llanzon, 39, suffered a fatal blood clot in her lung a month after being admitted to hospital with breathing problems following the dangerous procedure.
Police cadet son Kevin Berazategui, 20, wrote on his Facebook page: "I will love you for ever.
"The 20 years I spent by your side were beautiful."
Julio Pla, Head of Surgery at Lucio Molas Hospital in Santa Rosa, 350 miles south west of Buenos Aires, said: "The dead woman arrived at hospital with injuries to her breasts.
"She denied everything at first but then confessed she had injected Vaseline into them.
"I've never seen a case like this. The human body has antibodies to remove bacteria and viruses but it hasn't got any mechanisms against this type of product.
"Other people using vaseline like this are putting themselves in danger."
"Obsessed with appearance": A friend said Sonia Perez Llanzon had previously suffered sunbathing burns
Local media reported Sonia, a respected runner and keen boxer, had suffered third degree burns last year while sunbathing.
An unnamed friend said: "She was obsessed with her appearance."
Doctors have warned in the past about increasing numbers of men injecting themselves with Vaseline, which contains petroleum, to increase the size of their penises.
Injuries consists of severe deformations caused by tissue damage and erectile dysfunction.