March 3, 2024


An Australian cosmetic surgeon has horrified his colleagues by offering plastic surgery in an online auction. Melbourne doctor Mateen Jabbar has offered 17 separate lots of cosmetic surgery to the highest bidder, including a A$10,000 full facelift, 2 $6,500 breast enlargements, and 4 $4,000 liposuction procedures. The auction closes next week.

The president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr Bill Cockburn, criticised the move. “We take a dim view to that sort of medical auction as an unethical practice,” he said. “Apart from trivialising what is an invasive procedure it also allows people to select what they think they require.” Dr Jabbar defended himself and said that any patient who won the auction would still have to go through the same examinations and processes.