A 19-year-old girl calling herself “Dr. Kitty” allegedly ran an unlicensed plastic surgery clinic out of her basement, Toronto Police said.
Dr. Kitty – in reality, Jingyi Wang of Toronto — advertised her plastic surgery services and at least one woman responded, getting a procedure performed on her, police claim.
“Within a few weeks, the woman developed an infection and had to seek medical help from a licensed plastic surgeon in Toronto,” police said.
The victim reportedly received corrective surgery and later alerted police to the sketchy doc, who searched Wang’s home and arrested her.
Wang was charged with aggravated assault and made her first court appearance on Saturday.
Sketchy plastic surgery might seem like a joke, but Wang is far from the first fake surgeon to get charged with very real crimes. One woman was convicted earlier this year for administering illegal silicone butt injections closed up with super glue. And a phony California plastic surgeon was convicted last year of not only serial medical malpractice for his unprofessional procedures, but also sexually assaulting his clients.
Investigators believe Dr. Kitty may have other victims. Police are asking that anyone with information contact them at 416-808-3200. If they prefer to remain anonymous, they can call 416-222-TIPS, go to www.222tips.com, or text TOR plus their tip to CRIMES (274637).
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