Influencer Luana Andrade dies aged 29 after having liposuction on her knee

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By Nasima Khatun

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Influencer Luana Andrade has passed away aged 29 after having cosmetic surgery on her knee.

Andrade underwent a liposuction procedure on her knee at a hospital in the southeastern city of São Paulo in Brazil and unfortunately suffered a cardiac arrest about two and a half hours following the operation.

In a statement released by the hospital, they stated that a private doctor and anesthetist were hired by her family to carry out the procedure but a medical emergency saw the model later transferred to the ICU, the Daily Mail reports.

"The surgery was interrupted and the patient underwent tests that revealed massive thrombosis," the statement read. "She was transferred to the ICU where she underwent medication and hemodynamic treatment."

Andrade was pronounced dead at approximately 5:30AM on Tuesday and the cause of death was pulmonary embolism as per a report by the Daily Mail.

Upon discovering the news of the tragic news, her boyfriend Joao Hadad expressed his sadness on social media.

"I am torn apart and living my biggest nightmare. A part of me left," Hadad wrote on Instagram.

"We built a beautiful story and lived our dreams intensely," he continued. "In addition to being a girlfriend, you are and will always be a partner beyond life, my love. ...You are my light, princess. I ask that you continue to watch over me and all of us from above.

"I will always love you, from now until eternity," he added.

Other tributes also poured in, with professional soccer player Neymar Júnior also paying homage to the Brazilian star.

"Sad day with two very bad news. First it was the attack that bru's (Bruna Bincardi's) parents suffered, but thank God everyone is fine!" he wrote in Portuguese on his Instagram Stories. "Secondly, the death of a friend. My condolences to the whole family, may God receive Luana with open arms."

Gabriel Medina, a big name in the world of surfing, has also expressed his sadness at the news, blaming social media and society's beauty standards for the death of his friend.

"Today I lost a friend due to 'simple' aesthetic procedures," he wrote. "The world is surreal, people... especially you women. This standard of 'perfect' bodies that are impossible to achieve displayed on Instagram and in the media needs to end urgently."

He continued: "Why risk your life for nothing? Can not understand. We are young, we have several other ways of feeling good, healthy and beautiful."

"This fake world will end up killing more and more young people," he added.

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Dr. Eduardo Teixeira, from the Brazilian College of Plastic Surgery, told local news outlet Metropoles that the procedure Andrade had was "like any other."

"There is no risk-free surgery, nor any medical procedure that does not involve some type of risk, especially when it is a surgical procedure," Teixeira explained. "This necessarily involves an invasive technique that requires anesthesia, whether local or general."

The 29-year-old had been working for Domingo Legal since April, a program that aired on SBT network on the weekends.

Celso Portiolli, a presenter on the program, attended Andrade's wake, which took place on Wednesday morning, and recalled she was in good spirits during the show's filming Sunday.

Portiolli also described the loss as "unexpected."

"It was an unexpected loss. She was a work companion who was going through a very special moment," Portiolli told Revista Quem, another local outlet. "When I received the news, I was shocked. All the team was quite shocked."

Our thoughts are with Andrade's family during this difficult time.

Featured Image Credit: BraunS/Getty

Influencer Luana Andrade dies aged 29 after having liposuction on her knee

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Influencer Luana Andrade has passed away aged 29 after having cosmetic surgery on her knee.

Andrade underwent a liposuction procedure on her knee at a hospital in the southeastern city of São Paulo in Brazil and unfortunately suffered a cardiac arrest about two and a half hours following the operation.

In a statement released by the hospital, they stated that a private doctor and anesthetist were hired by her family to carry out the procedure but a medical emergency saw the model later transferred to the ICU, the Daily Mail reports.

"The surgery was interrupted and the patient underwent tests that revealed massive thrombosis," the statement read. "She was transferred to the ICU where she underwent medication and hemodynamic treatment."

Andrade was pronounced dead at approximately 5:30AM on Tuesday and the cause of death was pulmonary embolism as per a report by the Daily Mail.

Upon discovering the news of the tragic news, her boyfriend Joao Hadad expressed his sadness on social media.

"I am torn apart and living my biggest nightmare. A part of me left," Hadad wrote on Instagram.

"We built a beautiful story and lived our dreams intensely," he continued. "In addition to being a girlfriend, you are and will always be a partner beyond life, my love. ...You are my light, princess. I ask that you continue to watch over me and all of us from above.

"I will always love you, from now until eternity," he added.

Other tributes also poured in, with professional soccer player Neymar Júnior also paying homage to the Brazilian star.

"Sad day with two very bad news. First it was the attack that bru's (Bruna Bincardi's) parents suffered, but thank God everyone is fine!" he wrote in Portuguese on his Instagram Stories. "Secondly, the death of a friend. My condolences to the whole family, may God receive Luana with open arms."

Gabriel Medina, a big name in the world of surfing, has also expressed his sadness at the news, blaming social media and society's beauty standards for the death of his friend.

"Today I lost a friend due to 'simple' aesthetic procedures," he wrote. "The world is surreal, people... especially you women. This standard of 'perfect' bodies that are impossible to achieve displayed on Instagram and in the media needs to end urgently."

He continued: "Why risk your life for nothing? Can not understand. We are young, we have several other ways of feeling good, healthy and beautiful."

"This fake world will end up killing more and more young people," he added.

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Credit: Instagram

Dr. Eduardo Teixeira, from the Brazilian College of Plastic Surgery, told local news outlet Metropoles that the procedure Andrade had was "like any other."

"There is no risk-free surgery, nor any medical procedure that does not involve some type of risk, especially when it is a surgical procedure," Teixeira explained. "This necessarily involves an invasive technique that requires anesthesia, whether local or general."

The 29-year-old had been working for Domingo Legal since April, a program that aired on SBT network on the weekends.

Celso Portiolli, a presenter on the program, attended Andrade's wake, which took place on Wednesday morning, and recalled she was in good spirits during the show's filming Sunday.

Portiolli also described the loss as "unexpected."

"It was an unexpected loss. She was a work companion who was going through a very special moment," Portiolli told Revista Quem, another local outlet. "When I received the news, I was shocked. All the team was quite shocked."

Our thoughts are with Andrade's family during this difficult time.

Featured Image Credit: BraunS/Getty