A Brazilian celebrity cosmetic surgeon called Dr Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

Denis Furtado became known throughout the country for his expertise, particularly for his work on women’s bottoms.

The 45-year-old's Instagram account reflects his popularity with 650,000 followers.

But now he is wanted by police after Lilian Quezia Calixto died just hours after a bottom enlargement procedure at his home in the swanky Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood.

Ms Calixto had travelled 2,000km from her home in Cuiaba to see the surgeon.

But following the controversial injection of acrylic glass filler, Ms Calixto started feeling ill.

Upon arriving at hospital on Sunday, she was suffering from a racing heartbeat and hypertension, and she died after suffering four heart attacks.

Soon after, Mr Furtado disappeared and is now wanted for homicide and criminal association, while his girlfriend, who some media claim was also his assistant, has been detained.

The news has caused shock waves throughout the industry. Brazil is second only to the US for the number of plastic surgeries carried out.

The Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society (SBPC) was quick to denounce Mr Furtado, saying "the growing invasion of non-specialists in the specialty has provoked more and more fatalities like this one".

"You cannot perform plastic surgery inside an apartment. Many people are selling a dream, a fantasy to patients in an unethical way and people, weakened, are often attracted to low prices, without considering whether or not the conditions are adequate," said SBPC president Niveo Steffen.

Mr Steffen said the injection of synthetic biopolymers or polymers, like acrylic glass, was very dangerous and had caused dozens of deaths among women in Latin America, especially in Venezuela.

He said Mr Furtado's case demonstrates the "trivialisation of cosmetic procedures by unspecialised professionals, who often aren't doctors and are putting people at risk".

Brazilian media reported that Mr Furtado had previously been charged for illegally practicing medicine and crimes against consumers.