Denver surgical assistant, Carlos Hernandez Fernandez has been charged with 14 felony charges for illegally practicing as a medical doctor and having unlawful sexual contact with his patients.
Fernandez was performing plastic surgery on patients without anesthesia for more than a year and a half. Some of the procedures he performed were:
- Tummy tucks
Due to Fernandez’s inexperience, many patients ended up with botched results.
About the Fake Plastic Surgery Clinic
Fernandez opened his illegitimate plastic surgery clinic in January of 2015. One of the first patients at the clinic reported that she was given something to dull the pain before her mini-tummy tuck. She could feel the scalpel cutting into her skin and complained to Fernandez the entire time.
While Fernandez did have a valid state license as a surgical assistant, he was not licensed or educated to perform plastic surgery. He was able to get away with this for a year and a half.
How did this fake doctor go so long without being caught?
He most likely targeted women who wanted low-cost plastic surgery. While the patients probably knew they were taking a risk when choosing him, he was practicing without licensure, which put his patients at an incredible high risk of bodily harm and even death.
How to Ensure This Doesn’t Happen to You
It’s incredibly important to research the plastic or cosmetic surgeon you are considering. The person should be able to show you proof of degree and licensure. He should also be able to answer all of your questions thoroughly.
With the Internet, you can find a lot of information about local Manhattan and Long Island plastic or cosmetic surgeons. Use it to your advantage. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, we are experienced, licensed, and degreed. We have undergone the necessary surgical training, and we always demonstrate the best practices for patient safety.
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