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Update 6/23: WMBF News has a great update on this crazy story with an interview with the on-call plastic surgeon at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center who assisted and saved the life of the 19 year old female victim.
First Report 6/21: This past weekend an underground plastic surgery operation was discovered at the Ashley Park apartment complex in North Myrtle Beach.
Sunday, June 19th the North Myrtle Beach police served a warrant to the residents at apartment 1206 in Ashley Park. Three people were taken into custody after a recent victim of this little underground ring was admitted to the hospital due to complications of a botched liposuction this past Friday. The 19-year-old victim was bleeding and in pain after getting her legs, arms and stomach lipoed for the price of $1500 cash.
The victim made contact online and then met two of the three unlicensed doctors at the Myrtle Beach Mall on Thursday June 16. She was taken by "old model Ford Explorer" to the Ashley Park apartment complex. After the procedure, the victim passed out and awoken to the alleged assailants taking her back to her home in Myrtle Beach.
We were notified about this due to the small town rumor-mill, but sought confirmation and obtained the police report. North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling provided us with the report and mug shots of the suspects. Dowling notes in his email to us that this, "sort of activity is highly unusual for this area, apparently it is more common in south Florida and other locations." he goes on to say, "People need to know that there are no shortcuts when it comes to obtaining cosmetic surgical procedures. Not only were these people not trained or licensed for the procedures they were engaged in, there was minimal effort to sterilize equipment used."
The three suspects were arrested and are being charged with Assault and battery of high and aggravated nature, practicing medicine without a licence and accessory before the fact -felony. The suspects are: Adriana Sofia Chica Del Carmen Neibles, 41, Miguel Andres Trujillo Orozco, 31, and Nubia Trujillo Rojas, 41.