Encore Plastic Surgery is linked to Vanity Cosmetic Surgery, where a woman died from complications of cosmetic procedure.
Police reports states, Heather Meadows, 29, who was visiting from West Virginia, was undergoing a procedure Thursday afternoon at Encore Plastic Surgery, 1738 W 49th St., when “she suffered medical complications and died” .
She was pronounced dead Thursday at Larkin Community Hospital’s Palm Springs Campus in Hialeah
Detectives in Hialeah are investigating the death of a 29-year-old West Virginia woman who was rushed to the emergency room at Larkin Community Hospital’s Palm Springs Campus Thursday afternoon because of complications during a cosmetic surgery procedure.
She was rushed to the hospital, formerly Palm Springs General, 1475 W. 49 Place, where she was pronounced dead.
Website information states, Encore Plastic Surgery offers procedures including breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lifts, tummy tucks, nose jobs, liposuction and “Mommy Makeover.’’
Orlando Llorente and James McAdoo are the two doctors listed on the Encore website. The two doctors are also affiliated with Vanity Cosmetic Surgery on 8506 SW Eighth St.
Corporate records show that Vanity and Encore are linked through a common mailing address, 13985 SW 20th St., Miami. The registered agent for Encore is Estrella Roja; the registered agent for Vanity is Ismael Labrador, whose name appears in documents attached to the Encore corporate filing.
The clinic’s headlines
In July 2013, a 51-year-old woman died shortly after buttocks augmentation surgery was performed at Vanity. The autopsy revealed she died of complications resulting from the surgery. The doctor who performed the surgery, Anthony Hasan, is listed on the Vanity website.
Another surgeon whose name has come up in online medical reviews for Encore is Dr. Osakatukei “Osak” Omulepu. A review of Encore Plastic Surgery on Yelp, dated praises Omulepu, saying he is “an amazing surgeon.’’
State health officials issued an emergency order in February restricting Omulepu from performing liposuction and fat transfers to the buttocks, stating that the doctor presents an “immediate serious danger” to the public health. Omulepu is accused of injuring four patients in May 2015 during liposuction and related cosmetic procedures. In March, Florida health officials took steps to revoke the medical license of Omulepu.
A ‘Thriving Practice’ by this cast of doctors:
Ismael Labrador: Owner of Vanity Cosmetic Surgery and president of Encore Plastic Surgery, arrested and charged by Miami-Dade police in 2007 after a months-long undercover investigation discovered he was employing unlicensed doctors and allowing them to perform procedures, including vaginal reconstruction, on patients. Labrador later settled the charges, paying a $30,000 fine, performing community service and accepting a reprimand.
Osakatukei “Osak” Omulepu: who is currently fighting the state health department’s efforts to revoke his license for medical malpractice after the doctor seriously injured four patients in two days in May 2015, including Fowler, at Spectrum Aesthetics and Vanity.
Anthony Hasan: Pled guilty to federal charges of prescription drug fraud in December 2010. His patient, a 51-year-old woman, died in 2013 after he performed a butt lift procedure on her at Vanity.
Orlando Llorente: Arrested by Miami police in May 2013 and charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after he held his ex-girlfriend captive and waterboarded her for several hours over a Facebook message, according to the police report. The charges were later dropped but Llorente was hit with a domestic violence restraining order. Llorente works at all three clinics.