Luana Andrade was a Brazilian influencer and reality TV star who passed away at the age of 29 due to a botched operation.
She was best known for competing on the reality dating show, Power Couple Brasil 6, in 2022 with her boyfriend, businessman João Hadad.
In addition to her reality TV appearances, Andrade also modeled and had her own clothing brand.
What Luana Andrade known for?
Andrade was known for being a Brazilian influencer, reality TV star, model and clothing brand owner.
She gained popularity for her social media content, where she frequently posted fitness and travel snaps for her over 540,000 fans.
Andrade was also best known for competing on the reality dating show, Power Couple Brasil 6.
She also announced that she had been hired as a stage assistant for the program, Domingo Legal, on SBT in April 2023.
Luana Andrade cause of death
Andrade tragically passed away at the age of 29 due to complications arising from a liposuction surgery on her knee.
The surgery led to massive thrombosis, which caused a pulmonary embolism, ultimately resulting in her death.
The procedure was interrupted, and despite efforts to revive her, she suffered four cardiac arrests and was pronounced dead at 5:30 AM on the day of the surgery.
What’s a liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body such as the stomach, hips, thighs or buttocks.
It is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is not considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative.
Liposuction can help people achieve a slimmer and more proportional body shape by removing fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
However, it is not a full-body weight-loss method and is not a treatment for obesity.
Liposuction is performed through small incisions in the skin, and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back-and-forth motion.
The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
There are several types of liposuction techniques, including tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool but a cosmetic procedure with subtle effects.
It is important to note that liposuction is a surgical procedure, and with it comes risks, such as infection and scarring.
Cases of botched liposuction surgeries
While liposuction is generally considered safe, there are risks and potential complications associated with the procedure.
In some cases, it can go wrong, leading to botched surgeries and even death.
Some of the common clinical features of botched liposuction include skin dimpling and lumpiness from uneven fat removal, skin discoloration and skin burns.
There are several reasons why a liposuction procedure may result in unfavorable results.
When a surgeon is overaggressive in removing fat, particularly when failing to pay attention to the body’s natural contours, there is a risk of causing skin damage, lumpy results and asymmetry.
Proper patient selection is vital when carrying out liposuction, and if a patient has significant medical problems or may have had excessive loose skin, the risks of the procedure increase.
In some cases, botched liposuction can be corrected through revision surgery.
Revision liposuction is much more difficult than a virgin liposuction procedure and takes more time and attention to detail.
Many times the procedure requires the use of specialized instruments as well, whether it is a SmartLipo or a Vaser Lipo.
The surgeon will assess the extent of the liposuction deformity and provide customized recommendations on the most appropriate treatment options based on their expertise and experience.
In rare cases, botched liposuction can lead to serious complications, including death.
For example, a woman died after liposuction caused her lung to collapse, and many reported deaths from liposuction have occurred due to careless practitioners or in countries with lax regulations.
It is essential to choose a reputable and skilled experienced surgeon to minimize the risks of botched liposuction.
Luana Andrade boyfriend
Andrade was in a relationship with Joao Hadid.
He wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram expressing his grief and love for her:
The two started dating in October 2021 and moved in together after participating in the reality show Power Couple Brasil 6 in 2022.