Dr John Sampson: Doc banned from performing Brazilian butt lifts after patient dies at infamous Seduction center
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Dr John Sampson, a doctor at Seduction cosmetic center in Miami, Florida has been fined and banned from performing the controversial Brazilian butt lift procedure after one of his patients died. He is fined $20,000 and charged $5,626 for the cost of the investigation and prosecution. However, he will not lose his medical license.
Sampson performed these surgeries for $3,500 at Seduction Cosmetic Surgery in Coral Gables. Meanwhile, it is the same clinic where a doctor had previously been banned for a similar issue in 2017. The doctor was banned and fined after a complaint was filed stating one of his patients died after the surgery when he allegedly punctured her liver and intestines on June 16, 2021.
According to DailyMail, it was revealed within the complaint that he performed several surgeries between April and June of 2021. On the same day of the surgery of the patient who died, he performed surgeries on seven other people. This is a violation of Florida's Board of Medicine's new emergency rule passed in June of this year limiting doctors to three BBL procedures per day. Sampson was only a 'designated physician' at the clinic, which means he was not supposed to carry out cosmetic surgeries. The particular type of butt lifting surgery availed by the patient who died has been illegal in the state of Florida since 2019. The patient died the same night, at the age of 33 years old.
Sampson stated on the website of Seduction, "I entered into the fields of cosmetic and plastic reconstructive surgery because I wanted to make a lasting, positive impact on people’s lives. That’s why I always work so hard to create a personalized plan for every single one of my patients, so that when we’re done, I know that they will move on in life with greater confidence and actually take joy in the person that they are." He further added, "I’ve had a lot of experience over the years and I’m proud to say that I’ve been able to help a lot of people. After I graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine, I spent over ten years completing additional training and research with institutions such as the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Henry Ford Medical Center, and the University of Texas Medical Branch."
Meanwhile, he is listed on Seduction's website as a "board-certified surgeon." According to a profile on the Florida Department of Health website, Sampson's lone board certification is listed as "suspended."