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Clandestine clinic in trouble

Plastic surgeon and staff charged in court

A Brazilian plastic surgeon who had previously worked in Italy has reportedly been practising without a valid French diploma in Nice.

According to local reports, Fabio Cenna Castro’s clinic is currently being investigated, and he has been sent to jail for illegal medical practices. Several members of his staff have also been indicted including a Niçois anaesthetist who received a similar sentence for having helped the surgeon. Also in court was an assistant who did not have a nursing diploma and was therefore not qualified to administer the medicines required by patients to the clinic.

It seems investigations began after an anonymous tip-off from a vengeful ex-lover of a staff member. However, out of the 30 women treated none have ever registered a complaint.