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Dozens of patients have launched multiple lawsuits in Brazil against a doctor alleging he botched their cosmetic treatments leaving their faces disfigured for life.
Dr Wesley Murakami, who performs the aesthetic treatments at his clinic in Goiania, west central Brazil, is accused of injecting excessive and illegal amounts of Metacryl filler, the synthetic resin PMMA, in bioplasty procedures.
Victims - Treatment - Looks - Dr - Murakami
Victims claim they were persuaded to do the treatment to improve their looks after Dr Murakami promised the results would enhance their appearance and correct defects such as acne scars.
However, the reverse was true with some 40 patients alleging the procedure left them with long term swelling that severely damaged their faces.
Recourse - Correction - Procedure - Depression - Thoughts
And with no recourse to correction, because it is impossible to completely reverse the procedure, many spiralled into depression and some suffered suicidal thoughts.
According to Brazil's Medical Council, the use of the product, known in the industry as PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate) should only be injected by doctors within prescribed limits of five millilitres.
Substance - Clinics - UK - United - States
It is considered a highly dangerous substance and cosmetic clinics in the UK and the United States refuse to offer the procedure, warning that it is a risky and ill-advised treatment.
This week, some of the victims bravely revealed photographs of the horrendous consequences of their beauty procedures showing their disfigured faces.
Physician - Field
All vowed to ensure the physician is banned permanently from practicing in the field.
Their cosmetic treatments cost thousands of dollars but many had to pay double or triple the amount to other doctors to reduce the damage.
Businessman - Alexandre - Garzon - Murakami - Reais
Businessman Alexandre Garzon has already sued Murakami for the 7000 reais (£1,500) the equivalent paid for his surgery. But he is yet to receive the compensation.
The 35-year-old is only now able to look in the mirror after years of hiding from his reflection.
Scars - Bioplasty
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