back to article Nip/Tug: Plastic surgeon accused of mid-surgery 'hardcore' smut binge

A Los Angeles plastic surgeon has been accused of watching porn videos on a screen while performing surgery. This is according to one of his former patients, who hopes to collect damages from the famous Beverly Hills doctor for what she claims was a botched cosmetic procedure. Speaking to KTLA telly news this week, Tess …

  1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge
  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dangle?

    Twat?

  3. malle-herbert
    Joke

    So...

    He was watching a lip-filling procedure while he was doing a lip-filling procedure ?

  4. Korev Silver badge
    Joke

    Procedure?

    Was he performing a facial at the time?

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  6. Simon Harris Silver badge

    Just a little misunderstanding

    No nurse, not buttocks! I said "can you put on that video about Botox"

    1. Sandtitz Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Just a little misunderstanding

      Who wouldn't like watch Oriental Tit videos while doing surgery?

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

        Re: Just a little misunderstanding

        @Sandtitz

        Who wouldn't like watch Oriental Tit videos while doing surgery?

        hmm - with a handle like SandTITz, it could be Tit p0rn for you.

        1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
          Joke

          Re: Just a little misunderstanding

          Nurse! When I said put the video about tits with the man with the beard, I meant the video about Bluetits presented by Bill Oddie, not the Blue movie...

      2. Voland's right hand Silver badge

        Re: Just a little misunderstanding

        Who wouldn't like watch Oriental Tit videos while doing surgery?

        Come on. We are not talking an amateur ornithologist here. His interests clearly span beyond Boobies and Tits and go into more advanced areas like Shags.

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          1. tiggity Silver badge

            Re: Just a little misunderstanding

            .. and the sap suckers

  7. JakeMS

    Surely..

    This couldn't happen? I mean in surgery isn't there multiple people? The doctor, the assistants etc?

    Surely if this was the case they would all notice?! It just seems a bit insane that the assistants wouldn't say anything and would let this happen.

    Either that, or the good doctor and his assistants all enjoyed the movies collectively.

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      Re: Surely..

      Maybe not. In a private plastic surgery practice there could just be surgeon and a nurse/assistant.

    2. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

      Re: Surely..

      In the UK there is a difference between "procedure" and "surgery". The former may be carried out in theatre but is mostly carried out in a room of a clinic. Like visiting a dentist or chiropodist where there will probably only be only one or two people in attendance.

      It is surprising that no patients had complained but perhaps those who did were compensated and silenced with an NDA.

      For any staff who knew it is perhaps a case of 'not worth losing my job over'.

  8. Blockchain commentard Silver badge

    Fill me once, shame on me. Fill me twice, still shame on me cos I should have learned from the first botch job.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I didn't know this Broussard lady, and having looked for her on the intertubez I now understand why this surgeon had to watch extreme violence clips during her surgeries.

    He was looking for inspiration to further modify her face.

    Oh, no, please, remain on your chair, I'll get my coat and show myself out...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It makes you wonder who was responsible for all if her other unsuccessful plastic surgeries, and why she doesn't just stop already.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wait a second. If he has bad eyesight how was he watching the grumble flicks? Something doesn't add up in this case.

    1. Teiwaz Silver badge

      background

      People often have the telly on for background and not actually watch it.

      But in the better written movies/series, the drama can be followed by audio alone, I doubt there is much drama in a grumble flick, and whether any vestigal story* can be followed by moans and grunts anyway....

      * Has anyone actually watched one passed the second tissue anyway?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      > Wait a second. If he has bad eyesight how was he watching the grumble flicks? Something doesn't add up in this case.

      Effect and cause? Apparently it really does make you go blind, if you do it as much as this guy.

  11. Malcolm Weir Silver badge

    Her first complaint was dismissed with prejudice. Which means she can't refile. So how can she refile?

    1. Dog Eatdog

      New evidence from Ms. Berlin?

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

        New evidence from Ms. Berlin?

        "Watching every motion"

        That's the first line of "Take my breath away" by Giorgio Moroder/Tom Whitlock. Made famous by "Berlin"

        https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=take+my+breath+away+lyrics

        there's also the lines

        "...know no shame

        Turning and returning

        To some secret place inside"

  12. Francis Boyle Silver badge

    This must be

    the most LA story since Sunset Boulevard.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Get rich quick by surgery and damn the corpses seems to be an US phenomenon

    From the LA Times

    Two weight-loss surgeons falsified records, defrauded patients, insurers out of $250 million, prosecutors allege

    By RICHARD WINTON

    FEB 28, 2018 | 3:25 PM

    Two weight-loss surgeons falsified records, defrauded patients, insurers out of $250 million, prosecutors allege

    For years, it was hard to miss the billboards and radio jingles for a weight-loss surgery center that promised, “Let your new life begin, call 1-800-GET-THIN.”

    But on Wednesday, federal prosecutors charged that the Lap-Band surgery operation was at the center of a massive fraud scheme that forced patients to undergo unnecessary tests, falsified medical tests to justify surgeries and cheated insurers and patients out of $250 million.

    Authorities arrested two Southern California doctors after a federal grand jury indicted the pair for allegedly creating fraudulent medical bills. The arrests of Julian Omidi, 49, of West Hollywood and Mirali Zarrabi, 55, of Beverly Hills are the culmination of more than five years of federal investigation into the Lap-Band enterprise, which included in 2014 the seizure of about $110 million in assets.

    They also come after a Times investigation found that five patients died after surgery at clinics affiliated with the ad campaign between 2009 and 2011, according to lawsuits, autopsy reports and other public records.

    And a bit earlier:

    According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Michael Omidi owns a 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago. Records also show that Top Surgeons, a company affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN, owns a 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider.

    … Their mother, Cindy Omidi, now lists an $8.5-million estate in the Hollywood Hills as an address, according to public records. … When she made a recent contribution to President Obama’s reelection campaign, Cindy Omidi listed the Hollywood Hills estate as her home address.

  14. Milton Silver badge

    Life mimics art

    Carl Hiassen must be wondering what to write next. Every time he comes up with some appalling character or example of human behaviour that is unbelievably egregious ... life outdoes it .

  15. Adrian 4 Silver badge

    commentards

    There seem to be some assumptions here that, despite her earlier dismal failure, there is some merit in her case.

    She alleges he was watching extreme violence / porn. Presumably involving blood, guts and bodies.

    Perhaps she misunderstood the video monitor provided for the student observers ?

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    OMG

    Rarely do I use that expression but mein Gott. She looks like a Gerry Anderson puppet that's been left way too close to a radiator.

    No amount of filler will fix that love.

  17. Ima Ballsy

    My god ......

    Has she been flying in a SR-71 without the windscreen ?

    Inquiring Minds want to know!

  18. hatti

    and the moral is..

    Don't mix pleasure with business

  19. tinman
    Coat

    just saying

    The professional body for cosmetic surgeons in the UK used to be called the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, but they later stuck "Aesthetic &" in the middle as they left the initials of the former lacked sufficient gravitas

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