Miami-based plastic surgeon John Sampson, MD, has been banned from performing Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBLs) after one of his patients died following surgery. The fatality occurred on June 16, 2021, and marked the second BBL-related death in five years at Sampson’s workplace, Seduction Cosmetic Surgery in Coral Gables, Fla. 

The Florida Board of Medicine handed out their punishment to Sampson last Friday. He was banned from performing the procedure again, fined $20,000 and $5,626 for the investigation and prosecution costs.

In addition to this, he was ordered to perform five hours of continuing medical education in medical records keeping, must present a one-hour lecture on liposuction and gluteal fat grafting (BBL surgeries are a form of each), and can’t be the Designation Physician at any office surgery center.

Sampson’s patient died after Sampson allegedly punctured her liver and intestines during the procedure, according to a Mail Online report.

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