A Brazilian plastic surgeon known as "Dr Bumbum" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations - has been charged with murder, about a month after one of his patients died following a cosmetic procedure. 

Dr Denis Furtado was charged along with his mother, Maria de Fatica who is also a doctor; girlfriend, Renata Fernandes Cirne; and an assistant, Rosilane Preiera da Silva, after they performed a butt lift procedure at an "unfit location" - Furtado's Rio de Janeiro home.

Local media reported that the charge sheet from the public ministry indicated Dr Furtado used an excessive amount of a transparent thermoplastic material called PMMA.

The victim, Lilian Calixto, a 46-year-old bank manager, died at a hospital where Dr Furtado had taken her the day after the procedure.

Dr Furtado was arrested in July just days after Ms Calixto's death.

The celebrity cosmetic surgeon then went on the run.

Dr Furtado became known throughout Brazil 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.

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, she was suffering from a racing heartbeat and hypertension, and she died after suffering four heart attacks.

Soon after Mr Furtado disappeared.

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