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Fitness influencer, 23, dies after botched operation to combat sweating 

Fitness influencer, 23, dies after botched operation to fix her constant sweating at an ‘unlicensed’ Mexican clinic

  • Mexican bodybuilder and fitness influencer Odalis Santos Mena, 23, died last week after undergoing an elective surgery to combat constant sweating
  • She received the MiraDry treatment, which is promoted as a quick procedure that permanently reduces sweat and odor, at the SkinPiel clinic in Mexico
  • Officials say Mena suffered cardiac arrest after receiving anesthesia and died shortly afterwards
  • Her doctors attempted ‘everything medically possible’ to save her life but were ultimately unsuccessful
  • Preliminary reports attributed her death to a negligent anesthesiologist who allegedly had not be trained to administer anesthetic drugs
  • The coroner’s report indicates that Mena’s death was likely a result of the combination anesthesia and a steroid she had been taking

A popular fitness influencer died last week after undergoing an elective surgery to combat her constant sweating at an allegedly unlicensed medical office.

Mexican bodybuilder Odalis Santos Mena, 23, passed away on July 7 after undergoing the MiraDry treatment, which is advertised as a quick procedure that permanently reduces sweat and odor.

Mena had the procedure at the SkinPiel clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico after the medical practice reportedly recruited her to promote it.

She suffered cardiac arrest after receiving anesthesia and died shortly afterwards, the New York Post reports. SkinPiel employees attempted to perform CPR on Mena but were unable to revive her.

Mexican bodybuilder and Odalis Santos Mena, 23, passed away on July 7 after undergoing the MiraDry treatment at the SkinPiel in clinic Guadalajara, Mexico, which is allegedly unlicensed 

Her doctors say Mena suffered cardiac arrest after receiving anesthesia and died shortly afterwards. Preliminary reports attributed her death to a negligent anesthesiologist who allegedly had not be trained to administer anesthetic drugs

Her doctors say Mena suffered cardiac arrest after receiving anesthesia and died shortly afterwards. Preliminary reports attributed her death to a negligent anesthesiologist who allegedly had not be trained to administer anesthetic drugs

Police launched an investigation following her death. Preliminary reports attributed her death to a negligent anesthesiologist who allegedly had not be trained to administer anesthetic drugs. 

The Sun reports that SkinPiel was also an unlicensed medical practice. DailyMail.com contacted the clinic, asking for comment on this allegation, and has not heard back.

The coroner’s report indicates that Mena’s death was likely a result of the combination anesthesia and a steroid she had been taking.

In a statement issued to People en Español, the clinic claimed Mena’s doctor ‘immediately proceeded to do everything medically possible’ to save her life including calling an ambulance and bringing in a medical experts to determine if she had consumed any substances. 

SkinPiel employees were unable to revive Mena. The clinic claims her doctors 'immediately proceeded to do everything medically possible' to save her life

SkinPiel employees were unable to revive Mena. The clinic claims her doctors ‘immediately proceeded to do everything medically possible’ to save her life

The coroner's report indicates that Mena's death was likely a result of the combination anesthesia and a steroid she had been taking

The coroner’s report indicates that Mena’s death was likely a result of the combination anesthesia and a steroid she had been taking

SkinPiel alleges that Mena had clenbuterol, creatine and oxandrolone in her system, which they claim to have been unaware of before starting the procedure.

‘Upon delivering the signed form to the doctor, he asked [her] again about substance use and [she] verbally reiterated that [she] had not,’ the clinic alleged. 

Prior to her surgery, Mena, who has more than 147,000 Instagram followers, touted the procedure on her account, assuring her fans that it was safe and effective.

According to MiraDry, the treatment has been used in more than 140,000 treatments globally and was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

MiraDry has been used in over 140,000 treatments worldwide and has FDA clearance. The treatment utilizes heat energy to remove sweat glands reducing perspiration and body odor

MiraDry has been used in over 140,000 treatments worldwide and has FDA clearance. The treatment utilizes heat energy to remove sweat glands reducing perspiration and body odor

The treatment utilizes heat energy to remove sweat glands which allegedly reduces perspiration by 82-percent and body odor by 89-percent. Some patients also see a reduction in armpit hair growth.

It has been known to cause some short-term side effects such as localized soreness or swelling.

MiraDry is the only permanent underarm sweat reduction treatment to receive FDA clearance.

Meanwhile, Mena’s loved ones say they are devastated by her death. Her boyfriend and personal trainer, Victor Gomez Carreno, posted a heartfelt tribute on his private Instagram account reading:

‘Your actions in life, echo in eternity. I will take you with me forever short, it makes no sense to write here what I feel in my heart @odalis_sm, I love you.’

The photo shown above is of Mena's last Instagram post, shared just six days before her surgery

The photo shown above is of Mena’s last Instagram post, shared just six days before her surgery

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