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Fake plastic surgeon who performed tummy tucks and lipo with no anesthesia sentenced to six years in Colorado prison

June 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Fake plastic surgeon who performed tummy tucks and lipo with no anesthesia sentenced to six years in Colorado prison

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A fake plastic surgeon before cheating vulnerable women out of tens of thousands of dollars for botched surgeries has been put behind bars.

Carlos Hernandez Fernandez, 37, was sentenced to six years in prison after performing tummy tucks, liposuctions, and face lifts despite the fact that he was “utterly unqualified.”

A Colorado court was informed of how the fake plastic surgeon often conducted surgeries with little or no anesthetic, leaving his patients in horrible pain.

Carlos Hernandez Fernandez, 37, has been jailed for six years and ordered to pay $189,000 after posing as a plastic surgeon

Carla Perez, one of the victims, says she went to Fernandez “as a friend” to get a nose job.

However, the procedure was torturous and told CBS: “I could feel when he was cutting it open.”

After, she was appalled by the results. “I was bruised, my nose dropped, I had no more cartilage, and my septum was crooked,” she added. “He hammered at my septum, with an actual hammer.”

Fernandez also victimized immigrant women through the Hernandez Fernandez Clinic in hopes that they would not report to authorities out of fear of deportation.

Victim Carla Perez said she went to Fernandez for a nose job, but was left with virtually no cartilage in her nose and a crooked septum which he tried to fix with a hammer

Authorities believe there are many more victims who went to the clinic, which had been open since January 2015, who have not come forward.

While Fernandez maintained he was a fully qualified surgeon, the only training he had gotten was as a surgical assistant.

Nomi Garcia said she became sick after a surgery done by Fernandez, but he urged her not to go to the hospital for fear of being caught.

Fernandez had been posing as a surgeon since 2015 via this clinic in Denver, Colorado, where he operated on at least 37 women

She said to the court: “He knew I was ill after the surgeries, and that I could have lost my life, he didn’t care.”

Fernandez said the deception started after a friend asked for medical help, knowing he had training in Mexico, and it grew from there.

Fernandez was also ordered to pay a restitution of $189,000.

He apologized to his victims, stating he never meant to harm them, but came to the courthouse with only $1,000 in his pocket.

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