An unlicensed plastic surgeon was arrested in Shanghai after one of her patients allegedly committed suicide over a botched procedure.
The patient, a 30-year-old woman from Pudong surnamed Liu, reportedly jumped to her death from a building on May 30.
Liu paid 1,000 yuan on February 23 for unlicensed doctor Zhou Jinxiu to perform a “double-eyelid” operation on her, but was unhappy with the results.
The patient fell into depression and in a suicide note said she had sought medical treatment after the procedure.
Zhou said she had learned her “skills” at a relative’s plastic surgery clinic. She said the operation was easy, and that she just needed a “little anesthetic” and “a needle”. The total cost of the material used in Liu’s operation was around 300 yuan, according to Sina News.
Zhou is now being held by police for the illegal practice of medicine.
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