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Latino Daily News

Friday February 4, 2011

Dominican Doctor In Trouble for Disfiguring his New York Plastic Surgery Clients

Dominican Dr. Hector Cabral is in trouble with U.S. officials for his botched plastic surgeries and working in New York with out a medical license.  Cabral, 51, does not have a license to practice medicine in New York though apparently he is licensed in his native country for over 20 years.

New York officials alleged Cabral lured women with rock bottom prices and were solicited through salons and spas he was affiliated with in New York.  The women were then asked to fly to the Dominican to have the procedures done, apparently he has been doing this since 1999.  In one case Lisette Mejia, 28, paid Cabral $3,500 for liposuction that left her with burn wounds, and disfiguring scars on her waist and back. 

Cabral was arrested this week for dispensing medical advice without a license.  Authorities are not adding additional charges at this point, since the botched surgeries were conducted in another country.  Cabral came to authorities attention when numerous women complained to those authorities of scarring, permanent disfigurement and chronic pain after having Cabral operate on them.