Brit mum dies from botched bum lift in backstreet Brazilian clinic

A woman from Britain has died in hospital after a bum lift by a suspected fake doc at a backstreet clinic in Brazil.

Ronilza Johnson, 46, suffered complications a week after the botched £1,194 op, in which her bottom is believed to have been injected with polymethyl methacrylate — known as PMMA.

The compound — a plastic resin used to make shatterproof windows — is not recommended by the country’s health bosses.

It can cause blood clots or infections if accidentally injected into a vein. Ms Johnson’s open wounds are also feared to have become infected.

Before her death, the mum-of-one called police to report the suspects — biomedical scientist Lucas Santana and his assistant Thierry Cardoso, a Bolivian medical student.

Ms Johnson lived in England and was visiting her father in Anapolis, Brazil, where friends are said to have recommended the op and surgery to her nose.

Health officials closed down Santana’s unlicensed clinic and seized products.

‘Countless’ medicines, some foreign, and blank prescriptions were also found by police at Cardoso’s home.

Police are to ask a judge to let them ‘preventively detain’ the pair.

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