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Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' Plastic Surgeon Charged With Murder

Prosecutors say celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado engaged in a "risky maneuver" by injecting a larger than acceptable dose of a substance called polymethylmethacrylate during the procedure

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    In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Brazilian "celebrity" surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado is escorted by police after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian prosecutors filed a murder charge late Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, against the surgeon over the death of a patient after the doctor gave her injections to enlarge her buttocks.

    Brazilian prosecutors have filed a murder charge against celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado over the death of a patient who was given injections to enlarge her buttocks.

    Furtado was widely known in Brazil "Dr. Bumbum" — Brazilian slang for backside. He was arrested last month in Rio de Janeiro.

    Authorities announced late Wednesday that the charge was filed against Furtado, his mother and his girlfriend. Furtado has denied any wrongdoing.

    Police have said Furtado performed the buttock procedure on bank manager Lilian Calixto at his home. Calixto fell ill during the procedure and Furtado rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she died hours later.

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    Prosecutors say Furtado engaged in a "risky maneuver" by injecting a larger than acceptable dose of a substance called polymethylmethacrylate during the procedure.