Woman in critical condition after visiting beauty clinic

Cheryl Sanders
September 1, 2017

After news yesterday that a woman had been charged in relation to a customer going into cardiac arrest at a Sydney beauty clinic, the story has gotten significantly odder.

Ms Huang, who part-owns the business, went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where she is still fighting for life.

Shao has been charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and administering a poison.

"If she does [survive], it's anticipated she will have some degree of brain damage", police said in a statement of facts tendered in Central Local Court on Thursday.

According to court documents, Shao administred lidocaine, an anaesthetic, as well as an "intoxicating substance" the drug tramadol, into Ms Huang's chest.


The Crown argued Shao, who was due to return to China on Thursday, was a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Police say if Jean Huang does not pull through, more serious charges will be laid.

The court heard Shao had admitted administering an anaesthetic despite not being a licensed medical practitioner in Australia.

Jean Huang remains unconscious, with grave fears surrounding her chances of survival.

He argued Shao was a risk of performing more unsafe procedures if released.


However, prosecutors said Shao was visiting from China on a tourist visa and had no recognised qualifications in Australia.

'And in the event that she is convicted of these offences I am of the view that she will serve a custodial sentence.

The Medi Beauty performs non-surgical facelifts, fat freezing and anti-wrinkle injections.

Located in Broadway's Central Park Mall, the Chippendale franchise is it's first in Sydney with four already open across Melbourne.

"Do your homework, make sure the surgeon is qualified, make sure the facility is accredited and licensed", cosmetic and plastic surgeon professor Anand Deva said.


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