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Another showed staff posing while eating hamburgers. Our officials are investigating the clinic to see if there was any violation of medical laws, said a spokeswoman from the public health department in Seouls Gangnam district on Monday. They may look into whether such behaviour damaged the reputation of medical practitioners. Under South Koreas medical law, behaviour deemed to tarnish the reputation of the industry can result in suspension. The images, posted by one staff member, drew a storm of online criticism for alleged disregard of sanitation rules and patient safety. They were taken down later. The clinic apologised on Monday for careless actions by some of its staff, whom it confirmed were doctors or assistants. We are left devastated for causing such concerns among our clients because of the senseless behaviour, Jewelry Plastic Surgery Centre said on its website.
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In hindsight, the surgeon says he should have known something was wrong, as the patient seemed to be acting suspiciously. He said: ‘He was a little bit secretive and a little bit private about coming into the office. He also seemed to know quite a bit about what he wanted done. Looking back there was some red flags.’ Dr Larry Fan said after the theft he remembered a colleague had sent him an email warning of a ‘Botox Bandit’ in the area matching the description of his patient When it came to payment, Dr Fan said he usually asks for a credit card, but in this case the patient showed him a wadge of cash instead. Despite his reservations Dr Fan went ahead with the three procedures which are all designed to combat the signs of ageing.
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