False cosmetic surgery doctor "practised from home for ten years"

  • The woman is said to have been operating from 1999 to 2008

A court has been hearing how a woman carried out minor plastic surgery operations for almost 10 years without being a qualified doctor or having a proper consulting surgery.

The accusation of a customer who claims her face was disfigured has now been brought to trial and prosecutors are asking for a seven-year prison sentence.

From 1999 to 2008 the woman supposedly promoted her services and invited customers to her home where she operated on them in poor hygienic conditions.

According to court documents, the customer who brought the case had approached the allegedly false doctor over a problem on the right side of the face. After a series of different injections, finishing supposedly with collagen, the victim's face was initially left paralysed before the substance turned into nodules in subsequent years. The trial was due to begin this week .