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Mar. 9 2021, Updated 1:43 p.m. ET

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A Brazilian doctor faces murder charges after he allegedly botched a liposuction operation on a Brazilian influencer earlier this year.  

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On Jan. 9, Liliane dos Santos Amorim, 26, had the liposuction procedure in the Brazlian municipality of Juazeiro do Norte by Dr. Benjamin Alencar. On Jan. 15, the Instagram model was admitted to intensive care with discomfort, difficulty eating and abdominal pain, according to media reports. 

The victim experienced the symptoms since the day the procedure was completed, according to chief investigator Luiz Eduardo de Costa. 

The chief investigator went on to say that Alencar was wrong to discharge her “prematurely,” according to the reports.

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After the procedure was completed on Jan. 9, Costa said Amorim was in such pain that she had to be wheeled out of the hospital in a wheelchair. Costa went on to say that there was a “lack of care and caution” on Alencar’s part, which the doctor “vehemently denies.” 

After being admitted to intensive care, doctors performed surgery on Amorim. However, they were unable to save her and she died on Jan. 24, after having too much water in her lungs, officials said.

The doctors also found several intra-abdominal perforations, possibly because of the botched liposuction.

Costa added Alencar left the Juazeiro do Norte area after performing the liposuction procedure on Amorim. As a result, he couldn’t attend to his patient, who was complaining of numerous symptoms after the procedure.

Brazilian police charged Alencar with manslaughter in connection to the influencer’s death. 

Amorim was a mother and left behind her six-year-old son. 


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