News & Opinion | July 18, 2018 10:40 am

Celebrity Brazilian Plastic Surgeon On the Run After Patient Death

The surgeon, known as Dr. Bumbum, has nearly 650,000 followers on Instagram.

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Dr. Denis Furtado (Facebook)

A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr. Bumbum is currently on the run following the death of a 46-year-old patient. Investigators say that Dr. Denis Furtado performed a procedure on Lilian Calixto at his home in Rio de Janeiro but she fell ill during the procedure, reports BBCFurtado brought her to the hospital but she died a few hours later, which is when Furtado disappeared. A judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Furtado, 45, has nearly 650,000 followers on his Instagram account and has appeared on Brazilian television. Calixto was a married mother of two who worked in banking. She had traveled from central Brazil to undergo buttock enhancement by Furtado. The procedure is believed to involve the injection of acrylic glass filler. The exact cause of death has not been confirmed. BBC reports that Furtado’s girlfriend has been arrested on suspicion of playing a role in the procedure.