Couple in court for performing illegal plastic surgery

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HARRIS COUNTY, TX – This time of year, many people go around pretending to be something they’re not. But for a Harris County couple accused of being phony doctors, it wasn’t candy they got, it was a court appearance!

Yuri Lara and Karen Lara are charged with unauthorized practice of medicine and possession of a dangerous drug after they allegedly performed a botched boob job on a 41-year-old woman who is now being treated at a hospital for infected breast implants. Karen Lara stood in front of the judge at the Harris County Criminal Court to hear her and her husband’s trial date is set to December 5th.

Investigators found several medical machines and equipment at the couples residence in Northwest Harris County. Vials of the drug Lidocaine, used to numb patients, were also found in the home. The Laras are accused of practicing several cosmetic procedures, including body contouring, breast enhancements, liposuction and fat injections — all without a licence.

Investigators believe there may be more patients victimized by these alleged quacks and are urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.