Florida woman pretending to be plastic surgeon arrested after botched nose surgery

DORAL, Fla. — A Florida woman who claimed to be a licensed plastic surgeon was arrested Thursday after a man claimed his face was disfigured after she performed nose surgery on him, police said.

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Alcalira Jimenez De Rodriguez, 56, was arrested in Doral, the Miami Herald reported. She was in the middle of performing another procedure on a different patient when detectives entered her office and arrested her, the newspaper reported.

Jimenez De Rodriguez was charged with practicing medicine without a license and resisting an officer, according to online booking records.

The Doral Police Department said it was contacted in mid-February by Vincenzo Zurlo, who had undergone rhinoplasty surgery at a surgical center in Doral on Feb. 15, 2020, according to WTVJ.

Zurlo told police the $2,000 surgery left his nose disfigured, the television station reported. Zurlo said he learned after the procedure that Jimenez De Rodriguez was not licensed to practice medicine in Florida.

Zurlo told officers he was awake while Jimenez De Rodriguez performed the surgery at Millennium Antiaging & Surgery Center in Doral, WPLG reported. Zurlo said he returned for a second nose job on May 30, 2020, and paid $800 for another rhinoplasty surgery with Jimenez. He was awake again during the procedure, the television station reported.

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“Throughout the following months of recovery, the victim realized his nose was not healing properly and appeared deformed,” the Doral Police Department wrote in its arrest report.

Police later had an undercover agent meet with Jimenez De Rodriguez for a consultation about a medical procedure, WTVJ reported.

“She cannot do my nose right, she prescribed me the medication from another doctor, she cannot find a solution to my pain so something is wrong, something has to be wrong,” Zurlo told the television station. “She was the one that with that surgery that day, she ruined my life.”