Brit mum, 46, dies a week after botched £1,000 bumlift op in Brazil as cops launch probe into doctor

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A BRIT mum has died in hospital after a botched £1,000 bumlift operation at a dodgy clinic in Brazil.

Cops have launched an investigation into Lucas Santana the surgeon who carried out the procedure after Ronilza Johnson, 46, died on Saturday in Anapolis.

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Ronilza Johnson died on May 1st after a botched bumlift[/caption]

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The 46-year-old had been hospitalised due to complications after the surgery[/caption]

The 46-year-old mum was hospitalised on March 31, due to complications following the surgery.

Police have launched a probe into Lucas Santana, the surgeon who carried out the procedure as he is suspected of being liable for bodily injury, unauthorised practice of medicine and fraudulent misrepresentation.

According to investigators, Santana introduced himself to Johnson as a doctor and told her that he would carry out the operation with the assistance of a medical student.

The 46-year-old woman who was visiting her father in Brazil as she did every year, decided to undergo the operation on the recommendation of friends.

Johnson paid BRL 9,000 (£1,194) for the bumlift and nose job.

Santana reportedly injected her buttocks with polymethyl methacrylate, known as PMMA.

Although not prohibited, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology does not recommend its use for this procedure.

The chemical compound caused serious infections in the woman’s body, resulting in rotting and an open wound.

A week after the procedure Johnson reported Santana to the police as she had fallen ill and taken into hospital.

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Police searched the clinic and the homes of the two suspects[/caption]

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Cops “countless” medicines and blank prescriptions[/caption]

Police who say the operations were carried out illegally, were able to identify the second suspect, a medical student in Bolivia named Thierry Cardoso.

Officers searched the backstreet clinic and homes of both suspects on 30th April seizing “countless” medicines, some of foreign origin, and blank prescriptions.

The investigation is ongoing, and the police have said they may request judicial authorisation to preventively detain the suspects.

According to G1, Johnson leaves behind a daughter Amberly Johnson.


A woman recently revealed how her cheap bumlift in Turkey made her lose 5 litres of blood daily and suffer constant pain.

It comes as heartbroken dad Craig Cambridge, 51, of Leeds, was found dead on Easter Monday after his daughter Leah died while undergoing a £5,000 op to fix her “mum tum” in 2018.

Another victim was 38-year-old social worker Abimbola Ajoke Bamgbose, who died last August after paying £5,000 for an overseas package deal.

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