A famous Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr. BumBum is on the run after one of his patients died following a procedure to enlarge her buttocks. Brazilian police are looking for Denis Furtado and his mother, who are facing charges of homicide for their role in the death of Lilian Calixto.
Authorities said that Furtado performed the buttocks enhancing surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro, but Calixto developed complications. Furtado and his girlfriend, Renata Fernandes, rushed Calixto to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save her life. Fernandes was taken into custody, but Furtado fled before police could apprehend him.
The president of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society, Niveo Steffen, slammed Furtado for performing surgeries in his own home.
"Many people are selling a dream, a fantasy to patients in an unethical way and people, weakened, are often attracted to low prices, without considering whether or not the conditions are adequate," he told the AFP.