A Kentucky woman’s botched Brazilian butt lift surgery turned into a fight for her life after her intestines were punctured during the procedure, leaving her in the intensive care unit.
Dawn Bumphus, 35, flew from Louisville to Miami for the cosmetic procedure to get a bigger butt from board certified Dr. Harry Intsiful, also known as ‘Dr. Slimthick’ on Instagram, at the New Life Plastic Surgery clinic on July 23.
But during the surgery, where fat is removed from the abdomen and back using liposuction, and then grafted to the buttocks by injection, her intestines were punctured in eight different places.
Two days later, the single mother-of-three was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a life-threatening infection and had to undergo emergency surgeries.
She’s remained in the hospital ever since and is now on dialysis, according to the Miami Herald.
Kentucky woman Dawn Bumphus, 35, (left) flew to Miami for a Brazilian butt lift on July 23 by Dr. Harry Intsiful (right). But the procedure turned into a fight for her life after her intestines were punctured in eight different places during the surgery
Intsiful is known as ‘Dr. Slimthick’ on Instagram and boasts a massive following of over 26,000 and often shared posts of his clients who he helped achieve a ‘Slimthick’ body, meaning a tiny waist and curvy bottom
Bumphus, who works as a bus driver, researched the Brazilian butt lift procedure for a year and picked Intsiful for his impressive credentials and raving testimonials. But some of his credentials from esteemed hospitals across the nation turned out to be lies, according to officials.
He was listed as the chief of plastic surgery at Coral Gables Hospital, the fellow in aesthetic and breast reconstruction surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and an assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Officials from the schools say Intsiful didn’t hold such titles.
Coral Gables Hospital says the position of ‘chief of plastic surgery’ doesn’t exist but said he has privileges to perform surgeries there. Northwestern Hospital said he never worked at the hospital in any capacity. The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences said there are no records of Intsiful ever being employed there.
Many of those credentials have been removed from the New Life Plastic Surgery website.
Intsiful formerly worked in New York but became licensed to work as a medical doctor in Florida in January 2018.
Bumphus researched the Brazilian butt lift for a year and picked Intsiful for his impressive credentials and raving testimonials, but some of those credentials turned out to be lies
He had phony credentials on the New Life Plastic Surgery clinic website claiming he had positions at Coral Gables Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Some of the fake credentials have been recently removed
Dawn Bumphus is a single mother-of-three children and a bus driver in Louisville, Kentucky. She’s been in the ICU ever since she was rushed to the hospital following her botched surgery on July 23
‘This is not a complication, this is a procedure gone wrong,’ Dawn’s mother Rose Bumphus said. ‘We still don’t know if she’s going to make it or not, but I am praying that she makes it, that’s my baby’
Still, Intsiful boasts a massive Instagram following of more than 26,000 followers, and often posts about his alleged surgeries showing how he helps clients get the ‘Slimthick’ body they want – meaning a tiny waist and curvy bottom.
On doctor review sites, Dr. Intsiful’s page boasts raving testimonials for cosmetic surgeries.
Now Bumphus’ family is demanding answers as she’s heavily sedated and unable to be fully awakened while she remains in a Miami area hospital.
‘Were just going day by day right now, and I’m trying to get back to her,’ her distraught mother Rose Bumphus said. ‘I’m trying to get back to her, because I need to be by my baby. I can’t sleep because I know that she’s by herself, and she needs to know I’m there and I love her.’
It’s not clear how much Dawn paid for the procedure. Prices for cosmetic surgeries at standalone clinics like New Life are typically cheaper in South Florida than elsewhere in the U.S.
A woman died last year after having a Brazilian butt lift surgery at the New Life clinic by a different doctor.
‘This is not a complication, this is a procedure gone wrong,’ Rose said to NBC. ‘We still don’t know if she’s going to make it or not, but I am praying that she makes it, that’s my baby.’
New Life Plastic Surgery, the clinic where Dawn underwent the botched surgery in Miami, pictured above. A woman died last year after having a Brazilian butt lift surgery at the New Life clinic by a different doctor
New Life Plastic Surgery hasn’t spoken about the case but says its cooperating with the patient and family and ‘conducting its own internal assessment of the surrounding facts and circumstances.’
The clinic did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The Brazilian butt lift is a controversial procedure and studies have shown that women can die or be critically injured if medical tools are injected too deeply into the body.
One NBC investigation found more than a dozen of women have died undergoing the butt lift procedure and half a dozen others were hospitalized with life-threatening complications.