Allegations Against ‘Mr. Laguna’
Plastic surgeon Dr. Arian Mowlavi, also known as ‘Mr. Laguna,’ is facing severe accusations from patients alleging botched surgeries, infections, and unauthorized recordings during procedures. With over 80,000 Instagram followers, he promised ‘hourglass figures’ and perfect ‘pop’ buttocks at his Laguna Beach clinic.
Accusations of Negligence and Malpractice
Multiple lawsuits, totaling five, have been filed against Dr. Mowlavi by former patients, detailing instances of unexpected scars, infections, and alleged recordings of patients while unconscious without consent. Patients claim they were made to strip naked for examinations and were touched without permission.
Shocking Details and Lawsuits
Allegations include instances of surgeries gone wrong, including patients suffering from life-threatening infections, unexpected alterations, and undisclosed procedures, leading to severe health complications. Several patients claim they were pressured into additional procedures.
Specific Allegations and Victim Testimonies
Victims narrate instances of discomfort, invasive comments during surgeries, and suffering from severe complications post-surgery, including multi-organ failure, collapsed lungs, severe burns, and infections.
Influence of Social Media and Legal Retaliation
One social media influencer, Chalene Johnson, with over 780,000 followers, detailed her ‘plastic surgery nightmare’ online and is part of the class action lawsuit. Dr. Mowlavi sued her for defamation, seeking $1 million, claiming her goal was to harm his career.
Board Accusations and Allegations by Former Staff
The California Medical Board accused Dr. Mowlavi of not performing certain procedures himself and having unlicensed technicians perform surgeries. Former staff testified against him, describing disturbing behavior and inappropriate comments made during surgeries.
Severe Health Complications and Legal Actions
Several patients detailed horrifying experiences of surgeries with complications leading to extreme health issues, including loss of nipples, severe infections, and the California Medical Board suspended Mowlavi’s license for 90 days and placed him on probation for 10 years.
Legal and Financial Ramifications
Facing mounting lawsuits, Mowlavi filed for bankruptcy, yet the Orange County DA’s office filed a lawsuit against him, seeking millions in damages, accusing him of transferring assets before filing for bankruptcy. Despite allegations, Mowlavi continues to take in new patients without disclosing legal challenges.
Expert Statements and Community Concerns
Medical professionals and experts, including Dr. Robert Kachenmeister, have raised concerns about Mowlavi’s practices, citing a high frequency of complications and substandard results.
The office of Dr. Arian Mowlavi did not respond to requests for comment regarding the allegations.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn