Luana Andrade, A Brazilian influencer and reality star has died at age 29 after undergoing liposuction surgery.
According to local media outlet Globo 1, Luana Andrade died on Tuesday in a São Paulo hospital following an “aesthetic procedure.”
Luana Andrade cause of death
Luana Andrade died during liposuction to treat a chronic knee condition went into cardiac arrest four times after the routine surgery before she died.
Luana Andrade, 29, was diagnosed with lipedema on her knee as a teenager and had agreed with her boyfriend, João Hadad, that surgery was the best option to treat the discomfort and remove the fatty tissue.
Her mother, Luciana Andrade, and Hadad told TV Globo news magazine Fantástico that the model had done her due diligence on doctors for over a year to familiarize herself how to treat the condition, a buildup of fat tissues on legs and arms that is common in women.
You have no idea how cautious she was,’ Luciana Andrade said.
The young woman settled on Dr. Luiz Benneti to perform the surgery, which took place at São Luiz Itaim Hospital in the southeastern city of São Paulo on November 6.
The next day she was dead. As reported by Globo 1, Andrade’s wake was held at the Valle dos Reis Cemetery in São Paulo on Wednesday.
Benneti’s private clinic said in a statement that the four cardiac arrests were produced by the blood clots in her lungs.
‘The clinic of Dr. Luiz Henrique Benetti Favali, responsible for the aesthetic procedure carried out by Luana Andrade, regrets the death of the patient Luana Andrade. A person with a remarkable trajectory and whose story touched many hearts,’ the statement read.
Who was Luana Andrade?
Luana Andrade, who had 558,000 followers on Instagram, was known for starring in season 6 of the Brazilian reality show Power Couple with her boyfriend João Hadad, per the outlet.
Following her death, Hadad paid a heartbreaking tribute to his girlfriend of two years on social media.
“I’m torn and living my worst nightmare. A piece of me is gone,” Hadad shared on Instagram via translation alongside a black and white photo of the pair walking hand in hand in Paris.
“It is with great regret and a lot of pain in my heart that I say goodbye to my Luana, my princess, my beautiful…” he continued. “Today, it is difficult to understand God’s plans, and I do not know when and if I will ever process the absence you will make in my life and in the lives of a legion of people who loved your presence.”
“You are my sunshine princess I ask that you continue to watch over me and all of us from above. I will love you always and forever!” added Hadad to his 935,000 followers, ending his touching tribute with the words, “I love you, I love you, I love you…”
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