The chemical injected into her ended up causing serious infections. Her skin began to rot and she was left with an open wound.
We have heard many stories of plastic surgery disasters but things took a fatal turn for 46-year-old British Mum, Ronilza Johnson, who passed away after undergoing a butt augmentation surgery at a backstreet clinic in Brazil, reported Mirror.
Johnson died at a hospital in the Brazilian municipality of Anapolis on the night of 1st May. She had been admitted there after suffering complications following a botched buttock augmentation at a backstreet clinic a week before. The 'fake surgeon' who has been identified as Lucas Santana has been arrested and charged for bodily injury, unauthorized practice of medicine, and fraudulent misrepresentation. Investigators revealed that the biomedical scientist introduced himself to Ronilza as a doctor and told her that he would be carrying out the procedure with the assistance of a medical student, reported Mirror.
Ronilza was visiting her father in Brazil and had reportedly decided to undergo the procedure after some friends suggested it to her. She approached Santana for the procedure who injected her buttocks with polymethyl methacrylate, better known as PMMA. Although there has been no direct ban over its use, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology does not recommend it. The chemical compound ended up causing serious infections in Ronilza's body. Soon her skin began to rot and she was left with an open wound. She was taken to the hospital around a week after the procedure where she reported the suspects to the police via telephone. Ronilza had apparently paid BRL 9,000 ($1654.29) for buttock augmentation and nose bioplasty, both of which were carried out illegally, reported Mirror
The medical student who apparently helped with the surgery has been identified as Thierry Cardoso, a student in Bolivia. Police officers searched the clinic and homes of both suspects on 30th April. Officers seized "countless" medicines and blank prescriptions from Cardosa's home. Many products were seized from the unlicensed clinic which has since been closed down. Local reports say that the police may request judicial authorization to preventively detain the suspects. Ronilza Johnson is survived by her daughter, named Amberly Johnson as per local media. Her daughter's age is unknown, reported Mirror.