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01/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Plastic Surgeon Used Liposuction Fat To Power His Car, Report

The Daily Mail reports that authorities have launched an investigation into Dr. Alan Bittner, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who apparently boasted on his website that he turned fat from his liposuction patients into "lipodiesel," a green fuel for his 4x4 vehicle.

Bittner wrote on his website: 'The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use.

'Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving the Earth.'

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Bittner's website is now curiously absent of these posts, but feel free to explore. His MySpace can be found here.

His offices (and car) were raided in November and Bittner has fled the country since then.

Dr. Bittner currently has three lawsuits filed against him by three women who had plastic surgery work done at his facility. They are being represented by attorney Andrew Besser of Besser Law Corporation. Besser indicated that one additional lawsuit has been filed by an attorney in San Diego and a number of small claims have been filed by patients.

What officials from the board were looking for inside the building has yet to be disclosed to the public, but recent complaints from customers may have sparked the raid. Additionally, it is speculated that unlicensed individuals without medical degrees are being allowed to perform liposuction surgeries on patients inside the building. Lt. Tony Lee from the Beverly Hills Police Department stated to Canyon News that the incident is "currently under investigation and there is nothing further at this time."

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Related: Liposuction: The Key to Energy Independence By Barbara Ehrenreich