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March 14, 2012

Miami plastic surgeon under ethics investigation holds contest for free nose job

 

Dr. Michael Salzhauer of Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery thought it would be funny to commission The Groggers, a self professed "Jewish pop-punk band with a comic twist," a song and video encouraging plastic surgery for a character whose nose is described as a "beak like Jewcan Sam." Incidentally, the band's lead singer L .E. Doug Staiman took the song's advice and had his own nose fixed by Dr. Salzhauer, who told ABC News that "the song is meant to be funny, not offensive." The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is not amused and "has initiated an investigation under its Code of Ethics which clearly requires ASPS members to uphold the dignity and honor of the medical profession." Salzhauer couldn't care less. He is now running a contest encouraging entrants to make their own videos for the song. Whoever gets the most views on YouTube will win a free nose job. Incidentally, Salzhauer is Jewish.

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Buck Winthrop

I have known Dr. Salahauer for many years personally and professionally. I can tell you that yes, ok, he is a ham. He knows how to get his name out there like no other. But, that would not be ok if he wasn't the first rate surgeon that he is. His office and surgical suite is top of the line and he has thousands of amazing operations and results to his credit. In today's tough times one must use whatever means to bring in business. He is doing that and then some..

Ahnsup K

i think the intention of the free nose job contest is not to offend but just a part of marketing strategies. Though i do agree that with the current medium which is the internet, it would be difficult to make adjustments with this kind of response from involved individuals. I guess it is better if cosmetic surgery clinics and doctors take precautionary measures when it comes to advertising campaign.

hamitup

funny & smart.

Robyn Cunningham

Cute and harmless, really.

Jen

I think that they are going over board by putting this under investigation. It was fun & had a good meaning behind it, with good intentions. They can't Punish him for that. He seems like a well respected doctor that just wants to help People.

Jen

I think that they are going over board by putting this under investigation. It was fun & had a good meaning behind it, with good intentions. They can't Punish him for that. He seems like a well respected doctor that just wants to help People.

unknown

No harm done

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