Beautician Poses as Cosmetic Surgeon

Mark Berkowitz, MD
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Sterling Heights Oculoplastic Surgeon

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed charges against a beautician allegedly responsible for a botched cosmetic operation on a man who suffered infection reportedly from silicone injections.

Now this occurred in the Philippines but do not think that it cannot happen here in the United States. I am amazed daily when I meet clients who have gone elsewhere and come to me with complaints. Some have gone to a well known cosmetic surgeon's office only to have injections performed by someone else. Who? The client has no idea nor do they ask! Others have gone into an office where they never meet the doctor or the doctor's specialty has nothing to do with cosmetic work. So can this occur in the United States? You bet! Before you have that procedure ask: Who are you and what are your qualifications to perform this procedure?