Even though he looked at and operated on breasts and buttocks for a living, this plastic surgeon allegedly could not get enough.

Dr. Lance Everett Wyatt, who marketed himself as a plastic surgeon for celebrities, was arrested on a $50,000 warrant Thursday for allegedly filming patients as they undressed and touching them in a way that was not medically necessary, Deputy City Attorney Richard Kraft, who is prosecuting the case, told The Huffington Post.

An investigation by Los Angeles police and the Medical Board of California began a year ago when, on Aug. 4, 2011, one of the patients who was allegedly filmed while undressing discovered a camera, fled the office and turned the camera over to police. There was at least one other patient who was allegedly filmed while undressing. Investigators fear there could be more victims.

In addition to unlawful filming, Wyatt, 45, faces battery charges -- based on the videotape obtained by the City Attorney's office -- for allegedly touching at least one victim inappropriately while leading the patient to believe it was for legitimate medical purposes.

The City Attorney's office has two clips from the videotape that was turned in. "One is relatively short and one is substantially longer," Kraft said. Both tapes will "certainly" be shown to the jury in this case, according to Kraft.

What makes the charges against the plastic surgeon more shocking to some is the fact that he is a bit of a celebrity himself. Wyatt was on "20/20" with Barbara Walters and on the TV show "Doctors." He also has a regular thread on Reddit called "IAmA Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles" where he answers the public's questions about plastic surgery.

Wyatt posted his $50,000 bail Thursday and was released. His arraignment date is set for Aug. 23, Kraft told HuffPost. The doctor's neighbors told ABC that he and his family moved from their Sherman Oaks home weeks ago. However, Kraft said he was under the impression that Wyatt still lives in the same house.

A plastic surgeon who knows Wyatt told KTLA that he was shocked by the news. "I've known Dr. Wyatt for years," Randal Haworth said. "I've always known him as a very humble, congenial, intelligent, inquisitive surgeon." The same kind of sentiments are expressed in patient testimonials on the surgeon's website.

According to Wyatt's website, he graduated from UCLA, worked as a fellow at Harvard Medical School, authored six textbook chapters and was named one of the "50 Leaders of Tomorrow" by EBONY.

Wyatt faces six misdemeanor charges, including two counts of unlawful filming of another, two counts of unlawful viewing of another, one count of sexual battery on a patient and one count of unlawful use of force and violence (battery) on another. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of two years in county jail and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

Earlier on HuffPost:

PHOTOS: AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR PLASTIC SURGERIES
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  • 10. Ear Surgery

    No. of procedures: 26,433 Total expenditure: $83.2 million Average surgeon's fee: $3,148 Change in prevalence since 2000: -27% Ear surgery is performed to reshape ears that are too small, too large, too far out from the head or deformed in some other way. As with plastic surgery overall, there has been a large decline in the number of ear surgery procedures since 2000, decreasing 27% over the 12-year period. While ear surgery was not in the top 10 in 2000, its rise to the tenth spot is rather the result of the decline in popularity of two other procedures, hair transplantation and breast implant removal, than an increase in its own popularity. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 9. Forehead Lift

    No. of procedures: 46,931 Total expenditure:$155.3 million Average surgeon's fee: $3,309 Change in prevalence since 2000: -61% Forehead lifts are generally performed to remove wrinkles due to the loss of collagen in aging skin. With the rise of nonsurgical procedures, most specifically Botox and hyaluronic acid injections, there has been a dramatic 61% decrease in the number of procedures performed since 2000. Botox injections, a treatment derived from a bacterial neurotoxin, are now performed more than 5 million times per year, an increase of more than 600% since 2000. Procedures like the forehead lift are likely to continue to decline as minimally invasive techniques continue to improve. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 8. Dermabrasion

    No. of procedures: 73,433 Total expenditure:$89.4 million Average surgeon's fee: $1,218 Change in prevalence since 2000: +74% Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that removes layers of skin -- usually on the face -- to repair damage. Over the past 12 years, this technique has actually increased in usage by 74%. While minimally invasive procedures, specifically chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing, are performed much more frequently, evidence has shown dermabrasion to be more appropriate for treating acne and traumatic facial scars, as well as localized cosmetic facial resurfacing. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 7. Breast Lift

    No. of procedures: 90,679 Total expenditure: $388.7 million Average surgeon's fee: $4,286 Change in prevalence since 2000: +72% Breast lifts are performed to raise and firm the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the tissue around the breast, which usually occurs due to breast feeding or heavy weight loss. There has been a 72% increase in the number of breast lifts since 2000, most likely due to the increased frequency of bariatric, or obesity, surgery. Bariatric surgery causes massive weight loss and frequently requires several plastic surgeries afterwards, including breast lifts and the removal of excess skin in other areas, including tummy tucks, upper arm lifts and lower body lifts. After experiencing a small decline during the first two years of the economic recession, breast lift procedures have continued to increase in popularity. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 6. Tummy Tuck

    > No. of procedures: 115,902 > Total expenditure: $611.8 million > Average surgeon's fee: $5,279 > Change in prevalence since 2000: +85% A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from a patient's abdomen when it remains loose after significant weight loss, pregnancy, aging or previous surgery. Since 2000, there has been an 85% increase in the prevalence of this procedure. As with breast lifts, this is likely due to the increase in bariatric surgery and other successful, significant weight loss techniques over the same time. After an incredibly rapid rise over the first part of the decade, the number of tummy tuck procedures declined roughly 20% in the first year of the recession and has remained stable since then. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 5. Face Lift

    No. of procedures: 119,026 Total expenditure: $764.9 million Average surgeon's fee: $6,426 Change in prevalence since 2000: -11% While the number of face-lift procedures has declined by 11% over the past decade, other facial cosmetic surgeries have declined even more over the same time frame. Likely impacted by the success of minimally invasive injections, a face-lift continues to be the best option to remove deep sagging of the skin in the neck and face. Despite the decline, face-lifts have remained the number three plastic surgery in terms of total patient expenditure, and they are the second most expensive plastic surgery procedure overall. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 4. Eyelid Surgery

    No. of procedures: 196,286 Total expenditure: $538.0 million Average surgeon's fee: $2,741 Change in prevalence since 2000: -40% Cosmetic eyelid surgery rejuvenates the appearance of the area around the eyes and can make people look more well-rested and alert. However, several minimally invasive procedures can produce the same results for a much cheaper price, including Botox and hyaluronic acid injections. Likely due to availability of these alternatives, eyelid surgery declined by 40% between 2000 and 2011, with a roughly 25% drop between 2000 and 2002, when Botox was approved by the FDA to treat frown lines around eyes. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 3. Liposuction

    No. of procedures: 204,702 Total expenditure: $585.2 million Average surgeon's fee: $2,859 Change in prevalence since 2000: -42% Liposuction is the process of removing excess fat deposit from almost any part of the body. In 2000, liposuction was the second-most frequently performed cosmetic surgery, but it has since been passed by breast augmentation. While the procedure is great for removing fat, it frequently leaves behind excess skin and is therefore being replaced with surgeries that remove both skin and fat tissue in some body parts, including the upper arms, lower legs and thighs. These procedures have become much more prevalent in the past 12 years, with upper arm and lower body lifts increasing from 595 total procedures in 2000 to 22,613 total procedures in 2011. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 2. Nose Reshaping

    No. of procedures: 243,772 Total expenditure: $1,078.0 million Average surgeon's fee: $4,422 Change in prevalence since 2000: -37% Nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, was the most commonly performed plastic surgery until 2004, when it was briefly exceeded by liposuction. As plastic surgeons continue to refine minimal invasive injections to reshape and smooth out facial contours, surgical reshaping becomes less necessary. While previously the only option for reducing a prominent bump on the nose was to physically shave it down, surgeons can now inject small amounts of gels to smooth the appearance of the nose. Nose reshaping is likely to remain one of the most common plastic surgeries, as there is still no other way to reduce the overall size of a nose. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>

  • 1. Breast Augmentation

    No. of procedures: 307,180 Total expenditure: $1,040.1 million Average surgeon's fee: $3,388 Change in prevalence since 2000: +45% While most other plastic surgery procedures have become less common since 2000, breast augmentation has risen to the top. Between 2000 and 2007, the procedure was performed 64% more frequently. It dipped nearly 30% over the first two years of the recession, but has been on the rise since 2009. After the introduction of semi-solid silicone gel implants in the late 1990s, complications due to implant rupture virtually disappeared. Additionally, improved techniques have made the surgery an almost exclusively outpatient procedure. Likely related to these improvements, patient satisfaction has increased and reversal, or breast implant removal, has decreased by nearly 50% over the same time period. As of 2011, 5% of women in America had breast implants, including those placed for reconstructive rather than cosmetic purposes. Read more at <a href="http://247wallst.com/2012/04/23/the-most-popular-plastic-surgeries-in-america/#ixzz1stBnKhtI" target="_hplink">24/7 Wall St. </a>