Cosmetic surgery, such as breast implants or liposuctions, seems to have become more and more popular in the United States. In fact, they’ve become some popular, that some potential client would ditch health department-approved clinics, in order to have the surgery in other places, at half the price.
Recently, the Missouri authorities, have placed Dr. Bradley Bastow of Allegheny County under scrutiny, after being tipped that the doctor might be operating an unauthorized liposuction clinic in the city. What’s even more disturbing is that fact that Bastow’s clinic is allegedly inside a metal barn, which was recently renovated.
The health authorities declared that a supposed clandestine clinic might be operating in Allegheny County. Reportedly, potential customers are being sent to this clinic by a website entitled Body Laser Sculpting. The website promises an infection-free environment, top-notch equipment, and certified surgeons.
According to the authorities, it would appear that after tracking down the website’s owner, Bastow’s name popped out of the blue. Although the doctor declared that he is in no way affiliated with the alleged clandestine cosmetic business running in Allegheny County, the authorities have all the reason to point a finger towards the good doctor, taking into account his rather unsavory past.
It appears that Bastow got in the limelight for the first time in 1995, but not for his achievements as a medical professional. Being a golf buff, Bastow went over his head and bought one of the most expensive golf simulators in the world which, at that time, cost a whopping $36,000.
Moreover, apart from making this rather eccentric purchase, Bastow also commissioned the services of a professional golfer. The man told the press that the simulator and his new gold teacher would help him improve his game. As a result, during the same year, he received the Gulf Nut of the Year award.
Despite being in the limelight for his choices in matters of hobbies, Bastow was investigated on more than one occasions by several state institutes, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The man’s file suggests that in 2013, he was compelled to pay a $1,000 fine after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors found out that Bastow wasn’t observing proper storing radioactive substances procedures at the clinic he was operating.
Although the investigators have yet to incriminate the Missouri doctor, they’ve said that all evidence point toward Bastow as being the brain of this barn-run operation.
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