Wednesday, December 02, 2009

An Ass To Die For
Was it really worth it?

I'm not going to speak ill of the dead, but hopefully this just may give the more vain the opportunity to think twice before risking death in the never ending quest for bodily perfection.

Here's the article from Fox News;
Beauty Queen Dies After Cosmetic Surgery on Her Buttocks
Former Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, has died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her buttocks.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A 38-year-old former Miss Argentina has died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. Solange Magnano, a mother of twins who won the crown in 1994, died of a pulmonary embolism Sunday after three days in critical condition following a gluteoplasty in Buenos Aires.

Close friend Roberto Piazza said the procedure involved injections and the liquid "went to her lungs and brain." "A woman who had everything lost her life to have a slightly firmer behind," he said.

Magnano's burial Monday was shown on Argentine television.

Dr. Gonzalo Cortes y Tristan said she arrived at his hospital with an acute respiratory deficiency. Her condition deteriorated until she suffered the embolism.


Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

What a sorrowful tradgedy! You're not speaking ill of the dead but instead you're speaking ill of our warped society that makes women like this A) compete for beauty queen status and B)make idols of their bodies to the point of physically altering them with surgery and drugs. :-(

2:58 AM  
Blogger Blanscet Hernandez Family said...

I saw this article, too, and immediately thought of her poor children. Motherless because of society's disturbed view that aging (and, heaven forbid, looking your age) is wrong and should be fought tooth and nail. What's more, I'd bet dollars to donuts she was still a knockout. Thirty-eight is NOT old, so says this 38 year old. *Ahem*


8:01 AM  
Blogger VSO said...

I believe this warrants a Darwin award, and a condemnation of beauty pagents and this obsession with superficial looks.

10:26 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

What a world we have made through our sins and selfishness.

Things like this are why Playboy, the victorias Secret cataloge, etc. are sinful--they twist not only how we men see women, but how women see women.

So sad.

What's worse...for years I never missed an issue, and we'de better include Penthouse in that too.

Mea Culpa, Mea culpa, Mea maximo Culpa

1:55 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

It's this damned "cult of youth" our society promotes ("our" being Western), Cavey. I am shocked by this tragedy, but I am not surprised by it.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

I aged over night with my first pregnancy. My body is trashed: soft belly, stretch marks, grey hair, haggard face... and it's getting worse with this second pregnancy (twins!) but you know what? I love it! It's all the noble mark of motherhood! My husband loves my matronly figure and doesn't lament the loss of my youthful looks. So sad that so many women want to try and always look like pert, virginal maidens even when they are mothers. :-(

5:16 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Coffee Catholic, that was rough. But you know, you're being conditioned for many more.

I once worked on the fifteenth floor of an office (the year I became Catholic), and one day I walked into the main part where almost everyone was a woman. And right there I announced to them all that I was starting up an international club called "Maximum Population Growth" or MPG Club.

In the blink of an eye, all of which were staring at me, I could read their uniform minds, which said, "See that window? If you don't get out of here, you're going out that window". I muttered something such as, "Well, it was just an idea," and ambled back to my small cave down the hallway.

8:35 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

I earned every one of these gray hairs, and I'm keeping them. I will, however, take a dime for every time somebody tells me I should "get those taken care of." Not a path I want to go down.

We as a society have such warped views of everything, including our bodies, that we can't see that surgery is surgery--dangerous in the best of times and not to be taken lightly.

May she rest in peace, and may her children find peace as well.

10:40 PM  

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