Patient Claims Doctor Gave Her Unwanted Liposuction, Facelift

Published March 20, 2009

| Associated Press

The California Medical Board has accused two Orange County doctors of botching plastic surgeries, with one patient claiming she received unwanted liposuction and a facelift when she only agreed to a tummy tuck.

The board filed accusations of gross negligence and incompetence this month against Dr. Harrell Robinson of Anaheim Hills and Dr. Shir Miskinyar of Santa Ana.

One woman claims Robinson performed abdominal surgery on her but she woke up to find he also gave her a face lift and liposuction, according to medical board documents. The head and neck surgeon is also accused of borrowing $15,000 from the woman and forcibly kissing her.

Another patient who had her breast implants replaced was later admitted to the hospital after Robinson failed to remove an implant that was visible in an open wound.

Robinson could not be located for comment.

The medical board documents said Miskinyar, who works at All Beauty Plastic Surgery in Santa Ana, performed breast augmentation on two women who developed infections and had to have their implants removed.

Miskinyar told the Orange County Register one patient already had an infection before surgery and the other did not heal properly because she smoked.

"I have the best record in the whole community of Southern California," Miskinyar said.

Both doctors could lose their licenses or be reprimanded if a review of evidence substantiates the allegations.

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