The popularity of cosmetic procedures has lead to an up-rise of people pretending to be a doctor to turn a quick profit. Although the scenarios may seem a little ridiculous, people have fallen for scams and ended up suffering major consequences. Real surgeons urge patients to never price shop when it comes to a physical alteration, and the outbreak of fake plastic surgeons further warn people of the consequences of not doing research. http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-jason-hope-blasz Dr Jason Hope said the popularity of cosmetic procedures has lead to an up-rise of people pretending to be a doctor to turn a quick profit.
Oneal Ron Morris
A fake doctor, along with sidekick Corey Alexander Eubank, is facing charges for extremely shady business practices in the state of Florida. Unsuspecting victims are charged a few hundred dollars to be injected with a mixture of mineral oil, cement, Fix-A-Flat, and then incisions are sealed with household Super Glue. People are coming forward to help build the case against Morris after a woman was hospitalized and near death. Injection procedures are often performed in homes and hotel rooms, raising a red flag that would urge a logical person to stay away. Not only had Morris falsely claimed to be a legitimate plastic surgeon, he is believed to also give himself the same toxic injections.
Fake Botox injections administered in a kitchen landed a 58-year-old woman in the emergency room fighting for her life. Ozan Melin claimed to be an American trained surgeon that offered free injections after the first round of “Botox” had no noticeable effect. The victim immediately noticed that the injections were more painful, and it continued to get much worse until she finally saw a nurse the following day. It turns out her heart had gone into Tachycardia, which can be deadly without proper urgent care. It is unknown what the contents of the injections were, but the woman admitted paying cash for the questionable procedure.
Nohemi Gabriela Gonzalez
Originally believed to have given an average of 30 individuals toxic silicone injections, further investigation revealed that an estimated 100 people fell victim to the underground scam. Gonzales had an operation running from her home in Edinburg, Texas offering injections at the rate of $250. Unfortunate people expecting to add volume to their hips, buttocks, and legs are paying the price of getting injections of an unknown substance. One victim ended up in the hospital, but recovered from a reaction that left her close to death. Another patient has died, but the investigation to determine if it is related to the injections is pending.
A New York woman received a maximum of three years in prison following a guilty plea for illegally performing surgical enhancements in her home. At least two women paid $2,500 for butt enhancement using unknown filler. A nightclub worker from Brooklyn ended up in the hospital with a serious infection after re-visiting the fake doctor for help. Coello told the woman that pain and leakage was normal for the first few days, followed with more injections, and sealed wounds with Krazy Glue. Multiple hospitalizations leave the victim with a good chance to face lifetime health issues with the possibility of death if gangrene is able to develop.
New cases are being opened constantly revealing an alarming amount of fake doctors willing to collect cash for dangerous procedures. Always do the research to ensure that cosmetic surgery is performed by a licensed medical professional. Never agree to services that are offered at a discount or performed in a non-sterile environment. No insecurities with body image are worth the possibility of death or complications in people that cannot afford a real doctor. Most reputable doctors offer payment plans in the form of credit to allow financing of plastic surgery procedures.