Another picture on the photo-sharing app showed a staff member, wearing a mask and a surgery gown, jokingly placing a gel breast implant over her chest in an operating room. 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.
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After he finished with the treatment yesterday the man simply got up and walked out, and has not come back since to settle up. Police are hunting for this man, who gave his name as Paul Hanford and said he was 43, after he walked out of a San Fransisco plastic surgery clinic without paying for $6,000 of treatment Dr Fan told NBC Bay Area that the man gave his address as 1140 Folsom Street, but that has since turned out to be an office building. He then recalled an email a colleague had sent him in April last year warning that a ‘Botox Bandit’ had struck in the area. 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.
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