Since-deleted YouTube videos of Dr. Windell Boutte dancing and singing around exposed patients in her operating room are sending chills throughout the patient community, reports CNN. The Atlanta plastic surgeon can be seen rapping, dancing while holding surgical instruments (minus gloves or mask), and cutting into an abdomen to the beat of O.T. Genasis' song "Cut it." Even her assistants get involved, doing a little background dancing. At one time she had posted 20 such videos, reports CNN. Sister network HLN has tracked down five malpractice lawsuits pending against Boutte, and there appear to be others. The most recent lawsuits were filed by attorney Susan Witt on behalf of three women who were allegedly damaged by Boutte.
Witt alleges that Boutte uses unqualified staff, misleads patients about procedures, and performs unsafe surgeries, per the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Ojay Liburd, 26, is suing on behalf of his mother, Icilma Cornelius, who went to Boutte for a tummy-tuck and ended up with permanent brain damage caused by lack of oxygen after her heart stopped during the 8-hour procedure. Another accuser said she went to Boutte for laser liposuction and was horrified by the results. “It’s more like Freddie Krueger cut my stomach,” she told WSB-TV. Boutte’s Lilburn office is not a licensed surgery center nor does she have admitting privileges at hospitals. Her website identifies her as “Atlanta’s most experienced cosmetic surgeon,” and says that she has over 100,000 satisfied patients. (Read more cosmetic surgery stories.)