'Gorgeous' fake aesthetics doctor accused of mutilating victims

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These are just some of the horrific scars inflicted on patients who were treated by a stunning fake doctor who described herself as the ‘president of aesthetics’.

Olgica Markanovic was arrested on the Serb-Croat border on June 1 after she allegedly carried out operations on at least 11 people left with a number of different scars and injuries.

The news site Blic said Markanovic was detained after an arrest warrant was issued by the Serbian Attorney General’s Office for unauthorised engagement in professional activities and damaging people's health.

Some of the shocking injuries victims allegedly suffered. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope
Some of the shocking injuries victims allegedly suffered. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope

Local media said that in March 2021, a group of men and women filed a report against the suspect claiming that they had been disfigured after she treated them at her salon in the Serbian capital Belgrade.

"When I met her she introduced herself as the 'President of Aesthetics'," one male victim whose name was not disclosed, told Blic.

"She then introduced herself to my girlfriend as a qualified doctor."

Olgica Markanovic has thousands of followers on social media. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope
Olgica Markanovic has thousands of followers on social media. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope

Another victim, who was also not named, told the Croatian news site Jutarnji that she went to the suspect’s salon to have her nose and eyebrows raised but instead she was left with burns all over her face.

She added that for seven days she could barely open her eyes, and for several months simple tasks such as eating and drinking became agonising due to the scars on her face.

Although charged over 11 alleged incidents, Markanovic is rumoured to have treated over 20 people, all of whom suffered some sort of medical injury.

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Markanovic posted regularly to her social media pages, with more than 8,000 followers on Instagram. Her posts, mainly selfies, show a glamorous lifestyle and often prompts compliments from her following. Users have called her "beautiful" and "gorgeous".

According to Blic, she could face up to three years in prison and a fine.

Markanovic is currently in custody for 30 days after a judge refused her bail at a pre-trial hearing.

– Newsflash

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