Dubai Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Scam
An american doctor who had his license revoked in 2003 was posing as a top American Plastic Surgeon in Dubai. This bogus physician was operating on people on his kitchen table.
What was the lure for these innocent victims to have a completely inexperienced person cut them open? The oldest one around…A CHEAP PRICE. This is a tragedy as these people will no doubt spend countless thousands of dollars to correct the damage that was done and in some cases it may never be fixed or look right.
How many times must this type of disaster occur before the public wakes up and realizes that price has no business as the driving factor in who performs your plastic and cosmetic surgery procedure: whether it be a Face Lift, Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, Cheek Implants, Chin Implant, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Arm Lift, Buttock Lift, Botox, Radiesse or Perlane. There is no substitute for experience and talent in a plastic and cosmetic surgeon and you will pay top dollar for the best US plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon…however, “you get what you pay for”..as this article sadly illustrates.
About once a year I am contacted by a Hospital, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic or businessman wishing to have me consult and perform plastic and cosmetic surgeries in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE including Dubai. In fact coincidentally, I received just such a communication by e-mail yesterday. For almost a decade, I traveled to London and performed consultations and plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures as an overseas consultant, so I am well versed with the theory of importing the top, the best US (American) plastic and cosmetic surgeons to go to the middle east. The trouble is, the time required to go such distances and the time it takes away from my practice here in the US (Beverly Hills).
Instead, I believe that the patient is much better off making the journey to the top, the best US plastic and cosmetic surgeons. I remember telling quite a few international patients that if given the choice of one of us being tired after the journey, “who do you think it should be, the patient or the plastic and cosmetic surgeon.” Everyone of these patients said ” The patient because I want my plastic surgeon fresh and alert.” Right answer!
We have patients that travel from all over the world to have plastic and cosmetic surgery here with us in Beverly Hills. If you want the top, the very best that the US (America) has to offer, you will have to travel. Whatever the cost, it will surely be less than what these poor people will spend for corrective surgery after trying to save money with this bogus physician and there’s no way to place a price tag on their pain and suffering.
Having said all that, I’m not saying that when I am sent a private 747 by a super wealthy patient who’s flying me to their location with adequate compensation and a fully staffed and equipped hospital or clinic that I would decline to go. I have made many such special arrangements for royalty, business tycoons, socialites and celebrities and will continue to do so. We frequently have 3-5 international patients at our Beverly Hills clinic at any given week and we are used to making their journey here easy and as effortless as possible and have for many years.