A plastic surgery surgeon in southern California has been arrested on felony charges after allegedly giving a patient a bottle of liquid plastic surgery that he said contained human blood, court documents show.
Michael J. Pappas, 61, of Huntington Beach, was arrested Friday and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on felony counts of administering a false statement and making a false instrumentation report, according to a booking photo provided by the sheriff’s office.
Pappas allegedly told a patient at a plastic surgery practice in Santa Clara that the patient had a small hole in his left eye and that the hole could be filled by inserting a small plastic surgery blade into the hole, according the arrest warrant affidavit.
The patient said the patient needed surgery because his left eyelid was hanging out, and that he could not see in the dark, the arrest affidavit states.
After the patient was told that the procedure was performed at a local hospital, Pappass allegedly told him that the surgery was not for him because he was a diabetic and needed medication, according, the affidavit.
After telling the patient that the operation would cost $250, the complaint states, Paddas allegedly left the patient in the room with the plastic surgery.
Paddas has been on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case, according a spokesperson for the sheriff.