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