Posted on Oct. 15, 2017

    Police Say This Teenager Performed Unlicensed Plastic Surgery Out Of Her Basement As "Dr. Kitty"

    A victim required corrective surgery from a real plastic surgeon.

    Police in Toronto say a 19-year-old botched a cosmetic surgery procedure while running an unlicensed clinic out of her basement under the pseudonym "Dr. Kitty."

    Toronto Police Service

    According to a police press release, the woman who underwent the unspecified procedure in April later developed an infection that required corrective surgery from a real plastic surgeon.

    Jingyi “Kitty” Wang was arrested at her North York home on Friday. She was charged with aggravated assault and appeared in court the following day.

    Police believe there may be other victims who received illicit procedures.

    Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

    Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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