Oops! Ohio Plastic Surgeon’s TikTok Blunder Costs Her License
Joel and I talked about this story this morning and I just can’t believe a Dr., who is aware of privacy laws, would think this is okay.
In a classic case of “what not to do,” Ohio’s very own plastic surgeon, Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe, found herself in hot water after her TikTok live streams of patient procedures ended up costing her much more than just a few followers. According to USA Today in a recent turn of events that could make any plastic surgeon cringe, Dr. Grawe has lost her medical license.
Plastic surgery is often shrouded in secrecy, with patients opting to keep their procedures hush-hush. From the moment Dr. Grawe hit that “Go Live” button, it was clear that her patients were about to have their private transformations splashed across the screens of countless TikTok users. Oh, the irony! While we’re all for embracing transparency, this was probably not what these patients had in mind when they went under the knife.
It’s no secret that social media has the power to make or break reputations. Unfortunately for Dr. Grawe, her decision to livestream procedures resulted in more than just a few curious viewers.
Instead, she became the star of a viral sensation, sparking outrage and controversy. It’s safe to say that her operating room turned into a digital red carpet, with patients hoping for anonymity finding themselves thrust into the unwelcome spotlight.
We all have our secrets, and plastic surgery is no exception. Whether it’s a subtle nip and tuck or a complete transformation, some prefer to keep their enhanced appearance under wraps.
Imagine the horror of waking up post-surgery only to find out that your surgical journey has been documented for the world to see. Dr. Grawe’s patients were probably left wondering if they could wear an “I didn’t sign up for this” T-shirt as they made their grand TikTok debut.
Dr. Grawe may have uncovered the harsh truth that plastic surgery is not all glitz and glamour. Instead of showcasing the miraculous before-and-after transformations that patients often anticipate, she found herself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
The State Medical Board’s decision to revoke her license serves as a reminder that professionalism and patient privacy should always take precedence over social media stardom.
In a twist of fate that surely caught Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe off guard, her TikTok live streams proved to be her undoing. The incident serves as a reminder that some things are better left behind closed doors, particularly when it comes to the world of plastic surgery.
While we all enjoy a good laugh at someone else’s expense, let’s not forget the importance of respecting privacy and ensuring the professionalism of those in the medical field. As for Dr. Grawe, she might want to consider a career change – perhaps as a social media consultant, where her “lessons learned” could benefit others in avoiding similar pitfalls.