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Plastic Surgeon Responds to 4 Corners Claims He’s Involved in a ‘Grass War’ and Opens an Investigation

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Famous cosmetic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lanzer has claimed to be the victim of a “plastic surgery field war” after shocking accusations about his practice aired on Four Corners.

The program showed videos and spoke to experts about how cosmetic procedures are performed at Lanzer’s clinics.

A video showed surgeons in one of Lanzer’s clinics dancing, singing and laughing as they pushed long metal cannulas in and out of an unconscious man during liposuction.

In an Instagram story posted Tuesday night, Dr. Daniel Lanzer himself as the ‘victim’ of a ‘terrible turf war’. “The normal Dr. Lanzer would like to have the opportunity to defend my position in the media as I know the truth and there is nothing to hide.”

In social media posts on Tuesday, Dr. Lanzer blamed a lengthy operation “turf war” on the Four Corners story about his clinics.

“There’s a group of three plastic surgeons that have come together to try and discredit me.”

dr. Lanzer said he would reveal “the truth” about the surgeons involved in the Turf War.

But in another statement last night, Dr. Lanzer that he would not come forward with the promised information, despite describing himself as the “victim” of the “terrible ground war.”

“The normal Dr. Lanzer would like to have the opportunity to defend my position in the media as I know the truth and there is nothing to hide,” he said in the video.

“However, I have made a decision that I will not respond to the claims made by the ex-employees, nor will I present any information relevant to the territorial war that prompted the surgeons to criticize me.”

Instead, said Dr. Lanzer said he would launch an independent review of the allegations and practices at his clinics “to ensure they maintain the highest standards of care that have characterized my 30-year career.”

It was not stated who would conduct the assessment. Daily Mail Australia approached Dr. Lanzer for comment on this question.

One of the most shocking scenes in the Four Corners investigation showed two surgeons pushing cannulas in and out of an unconscious male patient during a liposuction procedure, while dancing to Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'

One of the most shocking scenes in the Four Corners investigation showed two surgeons pushing cannulas in and out of an unconscious male patient during a liposuction procedure, while dancing to Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’

An episode of Four Corners on Monday examined some of the practices and procedures of high-profile cosmetic surgeon Dr.  Daniel Lanzer

An episode of Four Corners on Monday examined some of the practices and procedures of high-profile cosmetic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lanzer

He also said he was “set up” by the former staff who spoke to the program.

“Many issues were unfairly raised on the Our Corners program, with disgruntled ex-staff members setting me up while employed by me and asking for money before appearing,” he said.

dr. Lanzer, a dermatologist and father of 10 who regularly appears on commercial TV to discuss cosmetic surgery, has built an audience of more than five million followers on TikTok and 300,000 on Instagram.

In a 2018 profile, he was estimated to be worth over $20 million.

One of the most shocking scenes in the Four Corners investigation with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age showed two surgeons pushing cannulae in and out of an unconscious male patient during a liposuction procedure, while dancing to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”

Another attendant dances next to the operating table while the woman filming the scene laughs hysterically.

The producers asked Dr. Mark Ashton, clinical professor of surgery at the University of Melbourne and past president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, to comment on the video.

“These two — I’m not even going to call them surgeons — these two gentlemen don’t even see where the tip of the cannula goes,” he noted.

“It’s dangerous, disrespectful. It’s astonishing,

“If this wasn’t true, you’d think, okay, this can’t be Australia. If you didn’t show me these people, you’d be like, oh, this can’t happen in Australia and here it is, you show me.

“Where have we gone so wrong in Australia that these two individuals find this acceptable, think this is reasonable, think this is fair game.”

The program said that Dr. Lanzer had reprimanded the employees involved in the incident.

A video posted to social media showed Dr. Lanzer talking to the camera while moving a large cannula in and out of a patient.

A video posted to social media showed Dr. Lanzer talking to the camera while moving a large cannula in and out of a patient. “This is incredibly dangerous,” said plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Ashton after watching the video

Another video that Dr. Lanzer posted on social media shows him talking to the camera as he moves a large cannula in and out of a patient.

“In the four sentences I saw Dr. Lanzer talking to the camera, he had no idea where the tip of that cannula was,” Dr. Ashton said.

‘You have to visually see directly where the tip of the cannula is at all times. That’s operation 101 that you learn in the first week of training.

“This is incredibly dangerous.”

Two specialist plastic surgeons, Dr. Craig Rubinstein and Dr. Patrick Briggs, also weighed in on Dr. Lancer.

‘One of the risks of liposuction is penetration through the abdomen into other organs, such as the liver, kidney and even an aorta.

“It’s dangerous to use a cannula and not really look where the cannula is.”

Other former patients complained to the program about the lasting effects of the cosmetic work they had received at one of Dr. Lancer.

A nurse, Kathy Hubble, claimed she was diagnosed with a serious bacterial infection, cellulitis, after two procedures over two days at Dr. Lancer in Sydney.

Four Corners played audio messages from Dr. Lanzer pointed out to the staff that they should never admit a mistake in the face of a customer complaint.

“Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never admit to a patient that something is wrong or wrong,” he said in the message.

“They will use it against you 100 times for the rest of your life.

“Never, never, never, ever allow anything.”

He also told staff not to send clients to a GP because it’s ‘the worst thing you can do… and it always causes problems’.

In an Instagram post on Monday, Dr.  Lanzer that he would be

In an Instagram post on Monday, Dr. Lanzer that he would be “forced to share the truth about every aspect of this attempt to defame me”

dr. Lanzer filmed a video response to the program’s claims in which he claimed to have “the highest standards of hygiene and safety.”

“I don’t think there is any surgeon in the world who can show a better track record of safety than I have for the past 30 years,” he said.

“In my 30-year career, I have never had a single statement or recommendation against me regarding my method of surgery or my patient care by any regulatory agency.”

In an Instagram post yesterday, Dr. Lanzer that he would be “forced to share the truth about every aspect of this attempt to discredit me.”

“It’s not going to be fun and it goes against the core of my body. I have no choice but to spread the truth. Be patient and you will see everything.’

He addressed followers on Instagram in response to the program in which he says he was the victim of a ‘turf war’ that had been going on for a number of years.

“There has been a lengthy, one-sided, jealousy and financially related war between a group of surgeons called plastic surgeons and non-plastic surgeons,” he said.

“I’ve kept quiet all these years because I always said you should focus on what you’re doing, but now that they’re trying to go public I have no choice and have to reveal it to Australia and the world. the truth.

“I’m going to show you some horrible, horrible results from one of those surgeons who says he’s so great and lets me down.”

“I love you all, the truth will prevail. I laugh and laugh because I know the truth, so don’t worry.’

DR. DANIEL LANZER’S RESPONSE TO SOME CLAIMS IN THE QUARTERS PROGRAM

On allegations of lack of hygiene and sterility in his practices:

‘We have the highest standards of hygiene and safety.

“And because of that, my infection rate over the past 30 years has been miniscule.

‘We are checked every year by a contagious’ [sic] control nurse and we have maintained that level of excellence since inception.

“I don’t think there is a surgeon in the world who can show a better track record of safety than I have for the past 30 years.

“In my 30-year career, I have never had a single statement or recommendation against me regarding my method of surgery or my patient care by any regulatory agency.”

In the case of Mrs Hubble:

“Unfortunately, complications happen and I’m sorry.

Most importantly, has the patient been warned and how has the doctor cared for the patient? I just went through the patient’s notes and I see that the patient was warned about infection eight times.

“So the patient knew it’s a risk, even if it’s one in a thousand, it’s so rare.

“I called this patient many times because I cared about her as a person. And I thought it was important that she got the best treatment.’

As to whether his liposuction procedures are dangerous:

“I’ve done literally thousands of cases in the past 30 years without a single serious complication.

‘In the book liposuction I wrote a chapter on how to prevent complications.

“I have spoken in America about my method of megaliposuction at both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons.”

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