Posts Tagged ‘ Phony plastic surgeon ’

Cosmetic Surgeon Charged With Homicide In Liposuction Death

Startling story from the New York Daily News: A cosmetic surgeon was charged Thursday with causing a former model’s death by  liposuction. Oleg Davie, 51, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent  homicide charges for operating on Isel Pineda in May of last year — even though  she’d previously had a heart transplant and was […]

  • Posted on: Apr 3 2013
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Business Insider Article: The Perils of Budget Plastic Surgery

  I recently wrote an Op-Ed piece for the Business Insider that has gotten a good amount of attention.  Here it is: If you need heart surgery, you call a cardiologist. If you need an eye exam,  you visit an ophthalmologist. Simple enough. But would you go to an ER doc for liposuction? How about  […]

  • Posted on: Mar 8 2012
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Another Victim Of “Fix-A-Flat” Injecting Phony Doctor – On Anderson

Not much for me to say about this one that seeing this poor woman can’t express. If you are considering plastic surgery, Do Your Homework. Find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (Mandatory), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Very nice), and a member of the American […]

  • Posted on: Dec 7 2011
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Butt Injection With “Fix A Flat” Leads To Arrest

It seems all the crazy plastic surgery happens in Miami…  MSNBC is reporting that a Miami Gardens transgender woman has been arrested for charges of practicing medicine without a license after injecting a woman’s butt with a mixture of cement, “Fix A Flat,” mineral oil, and super glue.  The amateur incision was then closed with […]

  • Posted on: Nov 21 2011
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Phony Plastic Surgeon Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in Patient Deaths

Dr. Peter Normann is an internist who served as an emergency room physician in Arizona.  After undergoing six days of training in liposuction and some “hands-on” training in breast augmentation, he fancied himself a real plastic surgeon and began operating on unsuspecting patients.  After three of his patients died during or immediately after surgery (one […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2011
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Surgical Roulette – Risks of Surgery with a Phony Plastic Surgeon

The Times Publication has an outstanding article chronicling the story of Dr. Peter Normann, an Arizona-based Internal Medicine and Emergency Room specialist who masqueraded as a plastic surgeon. In a span of seven months three unsuspecting patients died under his care. The article highlights the unfortunate and shocking stores of several of his victims. It’s […]


Plastic Surgeon? Cosmetic Surgeon? Phony Doc?

Recently there have been several articles detailing bad events that have occurred at the hands of people who aren’t board-certified plastic surgeons. Here are a sampling: 1. A family practice physician who considers himself a specialist in cosmetic surgery and advertises as a plastic surgeon was recently reprimanded by the State Board of Medicine for […]