A Denver surgical assistant who posed as a plastic surgeon and performed face-lifts, tummy tucks and other medical procedures with limited, if any, anesthesia has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Carlos Hernandez Fernandez was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in April to second-degree assault, criminal impersonation and practicing medicine without a license. He was ordered to pay more than $189,000 in restitution.
Prosecutors say the 37-year-old claimed to be a licensed doctor since at least January 2015, performing procedures at the Hernandez Fernandez Clinic. Prosecutors say he was utterly under-qualified to perform the dangerous and detailed surgeries, reports CBS Denver.