Patient: Surgeon performed wrong procedure

Posted at 9:47 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 04:18:07-04

A South Florida plastic surgeon has been ordered to stop doing his signature "Brazilian Butt Lift" and liposuction procedures after a handful of patients came forward claiming he botched their procedures.

Florida's Department of Health, the agency that oversees doctors, has restricted the license of Dr. Osak Omulepu and has taken action to revoke his license altogether.

State officials issued the emergency restriction after four women claimed the doctor "botched" their procedure in 2015, causing them to be admitted to the emergency room for infections and other issues.

Just a few days before the State issued the restriction, Crystal Heath went to Dr. Omulepu for liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift. The work-out fanatic lost more than 100 pounds and wanted to reward herself with a cosmetic procedure.

"I had lost a lot of weight and in the process, I lost my butt as well," Heath said.

Heath went under the knife for a butt lift on Feb. 15, but the doctor ended up giving her a tummy tuck instead.

"I didn't need a tummy tuck, I paid for a Brazilian butt lift," she said.  According to Health, the doctor told her she didn't have enough fat on her stomach to be transferred to her backside to do the original procedure.

Heath said the surgery left her with a 7-inch hole in her stomach which resulted in an 11 day hospital stay.

"At the moment when everything went wrong, I felt like I was going to die," Heath said. "I started throwing up instantly, I start throwing up so bad it was like bursting in my stomach."

Two of the clinics were Dr. Omulepu worked told the NBC 6 Investigators he's no longer practicing there; Spectrum Aesthetics, where Heath had her surgery, and Vanity Cosmetic Surgery in Miami.

NBC 6 cameras captured the doctor showing up for work at Encore Plastic Surgery in Hialeah. Employees at the clinic said he's still working at the facility. Dr. Omulepu's license is only partially restricted.

The Florida Department of Health is trying to revoke his license altogether.  Doctor Omulepu has filed paperwork denying the allegations and is challenging the revocation. No date has been scheduled yet for a hearing.

The NBC 6 Investigators reached out repeatedly to the doctor and his attorney through phone calls and emails but they have not responded.

We also discovered Dr. Omulepu is not a board certified plastic surgeon.  Industry experts recommend plastic surgeons be certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery.


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