Instagram famous doctor, accused of botching plastic surgery built his reputation with the aid of dubious credentials on website bio
Kentucky woman Dawn Bumphus, 35, flew from Kentucky to Miami for a Brazilian butt lift , but after the botched surgery she is left fighting for her life in ICU
The mother-of-three underwent the surgery by Dr. Harry Intsiful, aka ‘Dr. Slimthick’, on Instagram, at the New Life Plastic Surgery clinic in Miami on July 23
During the procedure Bumphus had her intestines punctured in eight different places
Two days later she was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgeries and is now being held in the intensive care unit
Later it was revealed some of the celebrated plastic surgeon’s credentials on the New Life clinic website were fake and were taken down
New Life Plastic surgery says they are monitoring Dawn’s progress and conducting their own internal assessment into her botched surgery
Intsiful is an Instagram famous doctor with more than 26,000 followers
Dawn Bumphus, [left] flew to Miami from Kentucky for a Brazilian butt lift on July 23 by Dr. Harry Intsiful [right]. The procedure turned into a fight for her life after her intestines were punctured in eight different places during the surgery
A botched Brazilian butt lift surgery turned into a fight for life for a mother-of-three from Kentucky 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.
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.
Fake resumes: 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
On doctor review sites, Dr. Intsiful’s page boasts raving testimonials for cosmetic surgeries
Some of the fake credentials have been recently removed. 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.
‘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.’
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.
The surgeries were done by different doctors at different clinics. At least a half dozen others have been hospitalized with life-threatening complications.
A series of NBC 6 investigations helped lead to a new law in Florida that goes into effect in 2020 aimed at making plastic surgery safer. It will allow the state to immediately suspend a doctor’s license in the case of serious injury or death.
Also, the Florida Medical Board passed an emergency rule prohibiting doctors from injecting fat too deep under the surface of a patient’s skin, into the muscle. That rule went into effect July 27, after Dawn Bumphus’ surgery.