A doctor well-known for television commercials has been sanctioned by the Virginia Board of Medicine.
The board concluded Dr. Gregory Alouf broke state law and medical board regulations. It cites five cases where Alouf had difficulty with liposuction.
In one instance a patient "encountered uncontrollable bleeding." The state board also said Alouf had to call a plastic surgeon at a hospital for advice. Alouf is not a board-certified plastic surgeon.
The order signed Monday cites the case where Alouf performed liposuction surgery on a woman who was 5' 3" and weighed 218.
The board said she was not a suitable candidate for liposuction. Alouf says he does not limit candidates for liposuction solely because they're overweight.
The board ordered that Dr. Gregory Alouf be issued a reprimand. Alouf's Salem practice remains open.
However the board writes in the order that he is "restricted from performing full incisional facial and body contouring procedures, including, but not limited to, facelifts, lipoabdominoplasties, and breast augmentations.
Alouf has not returned News7's calls for comment about the order.
This is the second time Alouf has been reprimanded. In 2009, the board sanctioned him for illegally prescribing narcotics for his own use.
Click here to read the full Order from the Virginia Board of Medicine.