According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dr. Windell Davis Boutté is now facing several lawsuits as a result of her performances. Boutté has already settled one case where a patient allegedly suffered "catastrophic" brain damage during a tummy tuck.
Boutté's website claims she is a "competent, caring, empathetic, and artistic cosmetic surgeon and skin specialist,” but one patient named Mitzi McFarland told WSB-TV that her operation felt "more like Freddy Krueger cut my stomach." McFarland requested a less invasive laser treatment to remove fat, but received a non consensual liposuction procedure instead.
McFarland’s sister Kristine Dolly received the same treatment from Boutté. The sisters are two of several former patients suing for malpractice. “I don’t feel like a normal person,” Dolly said. “I just feel deformed.”
Other lawsuits claim Boutté hired staff members who were unqualified, including one surgical assistant not licensed in the U.S. “Dr. Boutté and her staff are more concerned about increasing profits versus a focus on patient safety, which should be of foremost concern,” Susan Witt, an attorney representing several patients said, per the AJC.
According to the Ledger Enquirer, another lawsuit filed in April alleged that "poor surgical technique plus distracted and unqualified staff" resulted in the patient seeking hospital care for "extensive and permanent scars and permanent nerve damage."
So far, Boutté has settled with the former patient who suffered brain damage. Boutté reportedly had to call 911 after 54-year-old Icilma Cornelius's heart stopped during the procedure, which resulted in a lack of oxygen going to the brain. Cornelius's family says this caused permanent brain damage that has left Cornelius unable to take care of herself. The case was settled for an undisclosed amount.
You can watch Boutté's various surgery music videos below.