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A Turkish plastic surgeon recently made headlines when he claimed he performed drastic surgery on an American tourist named “Michael” that changed his entire appearance. He also posted before and after pictures showing how “Michael” looked ten years or more younger thanks to the surgical procedure. According to various reports, the doctor claimed that the patient underwent a “facelift, neck lift, lower eyelid surgery, upper eyelid surgery, cheek fat removal, rhinoplasty and hair transplant.”

The doctor claimed to have performed several operations.

Not only that, the doctor also added, “He has undergone an incredible transformation, which can be seen in the photos. We always take a holistic approach to aesthetics. A simple nose job or hair transplant may not be enough to achieve the desired look.” (Also Read: What is a Vampire Facial? 5 Points on the Viral Beauty Trend That Infected 3 Women with HIV)

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But now it has been revealed that no such operation took place. In fact, the man in the picture was not even Michael.

According to EkolTV, the man in the before and after pictures, who appeared to be American, turned out to be Turkish. His real name is Engin Demir. After his pictures went viral on social media, Demir was initially shocked and then decided to take matters into his own hands. He said, “I am not the person in this message. I did not have a face transplant, I just had a nose job four years ago.” (Also read: Salon owner in Gurugram tries 'plastic surgery' on customer, booked)

His pictures went around the world, and Demir said that even his colleagues working abroad kept calling him to inquire about the operation.

Demir has also filed a criminal complaint against the cosmetics company. “I am complaining about such a serious violation of a person's rights.”

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