Brazilian bodybuilder Valdir Segato died on his 55th birthday. He was known for a long time using synthol injections to build mass. The TikTok celebrity was reportedly pronounced dead on July 26 in the southeastern Brazilian city of Ribeiro Preto, according to the Universo Online (UOL) website.
According to UOL reports, Segato stated that he fell ill at home and was transported there by the UPA Nelson Mandela – UPA Norte (SAMU) Brazilian Mobile Emergency Service.
It’s impossible to say if Valdir Segato’s use of Synthol injections into his muscles had any consequences as no reports have identified the cause of death. Segato’s body was already interred in Bom Pastor’s cemetery, so the information may not be verified, according to UOL News. Presumably no autopsy was performed as the funeral was said to have taken place the day after his death.
Valdir Segato was a construction worker
Valdir Segato, a native of Brazil, was also known as “Valdir Synthol” on social media because he frequently used synthol oil to create an extremely voluminous look. Segato, a construction worker who appeared to be from Sao Paulo, was most likely a resident of Ribeiro Preto.
Segato rose to prominence through a DailyMail UK profile in late October 2016. The bodybuilding enthusiast said in his interview:
He planned to add four inches to his biceps, which were then 23 inches, by receiving Synthol oil injections. Valdir Segato previously admitted that The Incredible Hulk and Arnold Schwarzenegger were some of his inspirations. Segato explained his past and how he got into using synthol injections in an interview with DailyMail UK. He admitted that he used to be a drug addict. Said Segato:
Valdir Segato went to gyms during his addiction treatment but wasn’t happy with the muscles he was building. Then, to get that really voluminous look, he dove into synthol oil injections in his biceps, pecs, and butt. Segato continued to receive synthol injections until his death, despite the significant risk they posed for stroke, infection, and amputation. However, it should be noted that the bulky appearance caused by synthol injections was temporary and didn’t actually promote muscle growth.
In 2016, doctors reportedly warned him about synthol oil abuse, warning him of the dangers, including “amputation, or at least nerve damage and muscle deformity,” if he persisted in the practice. However, Valdir Segato decided to continue administering the dangerous doses.
What is synthol oil and what are the risks for bodybuilding enthusiasts like Valdir Segato?
The ingredients in this oil are commonly used by bodybuilders to abuse the substance to create a voluminous look. The anesthetic lidocaine reduces the discomfort caused by the injection of synthol into the muscles. The concentration of alcohol seems to help cleanse the area and prevent infection in the meantime. They could still happen, however, as drinking alcohol isn’t always a surefire strategy for preventing infection.
When MCT is injected deep into the muscles, it begins to expand giving the appearance of being bulky. Synthol injections can lead to serious medical conditions that have a negative effect on the body in the long term. It can cause the muscles to take on an odd shape. It can also lead to muscle fibrosis, which can ultimately lead to amputation.
Segato had over 1.7 million TikTok followers at the time of his death.