Police are seeking a woman they say used a false identity to get breast implants and liposuction, then skipped town. Huntington Beach police said Monday that 30-year-old Yvonne Pampellone opened a line of credit in someone else’s name in September 2008 and had the procedures worth more than $12,000 performed at the Pacific Center For Plastic Surgery. Employees say she never returned for follow-up visits.
This happened to me to a lesser extent with a labiaplasty a few years ago except as far as I know my patient didn’t falsify her identity. Now we have to check IDs and take other measures to secure payment. Live and learn.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2009-04-07 07:30:00.