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More lawsuits against former doctor, tips to pick a plastic surgeon

Posted: 5:28 PM, Dec 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 13:43:44Z

OMAHA, NEB. (KMTV) — More lawsuits filed against a former Omaha doctor allegedly performing plastic surgery that he was unqualified to do.

In total, there are more than 35 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against Gerard Stanley formerly of Sculpt Cosmetic Surgery. Court documents say from 2015-2017 he performed liposuctions, breast augmentations, butt and eye lifts even though he was only board certified to practice family medicine. Sculpt closed in 2017, and Stanley's Nebraska Medical License expired in in 2018.

Attorney for most of the men and women, James Martin Davis says many of them were left scarred with fixes that would cost thousands of dollars .

"These ladies not only feel like they're worse off when they thought they'd be better but they feel like they've been betrayed that they've been fooled," Davis explained.

Stanley's website claimed he was accredited and had done a residency but it was not for plastic surgery.

Dr. Nagi Ayoub with Westfield Plastic Surgery Center has been a board certified plastic surgeon in Omaha for 16 years. He says patients usually don't spend enough time researching the surgeon.

"You want to make sure you choose the plastic surgeon that's been trained to do the procedure, that's going to provide a safe environment in an accredited facility, that's going to a safe procedure that's going to pull you through," Dr. Nagi explained.

He says you want to make sure they're Board Certified in specifically plastic surgery and they're practicing at an accredited facility because other doctors make sure they're performing procedures correctly.

If you'd like to find out if someone is highly trained in plastic surgery you can search for doctors on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.