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Plastic surgeon, 'Dr. 6ix', has practice suspended for six months over online posts

Last Updated May 14, 2021 at 10:36 am EDT

The disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has suspended the licence of Dr. Martin Jugenburg -- who goes by Dr. 6ix on social media -- for six months. (FILE/CITYNEWS)

A cosmetic surgeon and self-styled social media influencer has had his licence to practice medicine suspended over inappropriate online posts.

The disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has suspended the licence of Dr. Martin Jugenburg — who goes by Dr. 6ix on social media — for six months.

The suspension starts on June 11 – 30 days after the college rendered its decision.

College documents show Jugenburg allowed a television crew to film a patient’s breast augmentation without her informed consent in 2016 and posted “before and after” photos of another patient’s breast augmentation online against her wishes that same year.

The documents say he also recorded surveillance video of patients in states of undress without their knowledge until 2018.

Jugenburg also posted before-and-after photos of a patient’s 2013 facelift on his website without her consent — something she didn’t find out about until 2018.

In addition to the six-month suspension, Jugenburg has been reprimanded.

He’s also been ordered to pay costs to the College of more than $30,000.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021.