Dr Hans Raetz

Dr Hans Raetz, the president of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, has taken his concerns about unqualified people doing medical procedures to the Ministry of Health.

Two sources in the cosmetic medicine field said that the Auckland woman had claimed to be a doctor but had no medical training, and had been operating behind a hair salon in central Auckland. She has since moved her work to a private home.

“There are quite a few backstreet clinics, but she is the only one doing surgery,” said one source, who believed there were at least 20 operators in Auckland using unregistered products.