attracting women to the Dominican Republic for low-cost plastic
surgery, a mediocre doctor has been arrested in New York City. Many
of his victims were left disfigured and in pain.
Fifty-one year old, Hector Cabral, unlicensed to
practice medicine in New York, has purportedly been amassing victims
since at least 1999.
A Manhattan singer, back then, claimed that the
unlicensed doctor performed liposuction on her, which resulted to a
No charge was filed against him at the time, however
Cabral is now charged with four other cases by the investigators with
the state attorney general's office.
A law enforcement source disclosed, "It's hard
to believe there aren't more victims."
According to officials, Cabral would hunt out his
victims in salons and spas across the five New York City boroughs,
however he gathered most of his patients in Upper Manhattan's
Washington Heights neighborhood, which has a huge Dominican
Court records revealed, being recognized at the
shops, he can talk to female customers and then bring out a black
marker right away to show the women where on their bodies they
required a liposuction or a tummy tuck.
Cheap prices is what he used as baits, according to
officials. His patients would then go all the way to his office in
Santo Domingo for the procedure.
However the supposedly economical surgery came at a
higher price. Authorities revealed the victims from pain, scarring,
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, Cabral was
nabbed on charges of unauthorized practice of a profession.
Law enforcement sources shared that the timing of his
arrest was specifically inconvenient. He had already set up
consultations for the week.
Maria Jimenez, a woman who picked up the phone at his
mother's home in Yonkers and identified herself as a housekeeper
stood up for Cabral.
Jimenez said, "I think all this is a big mistake
-- he's a wonderful man."
She added that Cabral has bee a licensed doctor for
almost 20 years in the Dominican Republic and that he also went to
France to get a degree in plastic surgery.