Michael Salzhauer, a Miami cosmetic surgeon and small-business owner, has a nose for inviting controversy. The so-called Dr. Schnoz has produced a rock video about rhinoplasty called "Jewcan Sam," and it's a hoot if you like your advertising on the broadly ethnic side. In the YouTube-posted spot, a big-nosed fella wearing a yarmulke gets rejected by a hot blonde because of his honker, then takes action. Enter our hero, Dr. Salzhauer. The surgeon, the band and the video director are Orthodox Jews.
But the American Society of Plastic Surgeons isn't laughing. It has begun an investigation into whether Salzhauer violated the group's code of ethics to "uphold the dignity and honor of the medical profession," ABC News reported Wednesday. Punishment could be as severe as Salzhauer being decertified, an official said in the story.
"That's what the band wanted," Salzhauer told The Huffington Post earlier Wednesday. "I didn't want to impinge on their creativity."
Salzhauer gave the lead actor in the video, Groggers frontman L.E. Doug Staiman, a nose job for free as part of the deal, and Staiman's transformation is worked into the storyline. Half the video was shot before the surgery and half after, six days later.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page