A DOCTOR accused of botching a breast enlargement operation lashed out at the Medical Council after being convicted of charges involving his association with a beauty parlour yesterday. The council found Dr Frederick Lee Chiu-tong guilty of canvassing to obtain patients and having improper financial transactions with the Europe Beauty and Electropathy Centre of Causeway Bay. Chairman Professor Rosie Young Tse-tse ordered Dr Lee's name be struck from the medical register for one year, but suspended the sentence for two years. Dr Lee immediately told the inquiry he had suffered a financial loss and would appeal against the decision in the High Court. 'I am the victim - not the patient. Justice has yet to be done,' he said. The charges arose when a former patient, Ms Chan, complained after responding to an advertisement for plastic surgery offered by the beauty centre. Ms Chan said she had paid $7,000 to the beauty centre and was taken to Dr Lee's clinic in Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, where she paid the doctor a further $40,000 to enlarge her breasts and reshape her nose. But soon after the operation on March 9, 1994, she realised her nose was bent and the saline bags inserted into her breasts had been wrongly positioned. The surgery had caused great pain, she told the inquiry. Dr Lee mounted his own defence last week, producing a copy of Eastweek magazine which he said described Ms Chan as 27 years old and working in a nightclub 'as the mother of mistresses'. Professor Young said the council had taken legal advice before finding Dr Lee guilty of professional misconduct. 'We find Madam Chan a credible witness and believe her evidence that she agreed a fee of $47,000 for the operation, and that she paid a $7,000 deposit to the beauty centre and the balance of $40,000 to Dr Lee at his surgery,' Professor Young said. 'We have concluded that there was an association between Dr Lee and the beauty centre. 'We were also satisfied that the beauty centre was advertising beauty therapy services to the general public and that they arranged for Madam Chan to see Dr Lee,' she said. Outside the Medical Council chambers, Dr Lee fired criticisms at the inquiry and its members. 'The five members of the Medical Council act as a jury as well as a judge. There is a conflict of interest,' he said. 'Even the solicitors' disciplinary proceedings are held in camera, and the name [of the defendant] should be suppressed,' Dr Lee said. A Medical Council spokesman said most recent disciplinary hearings involved two common charges: canvassing for business with beauty parlours and failure to keep accurate records of dangerous drug stocks. When a specialist register of doctors was introduced next year, people would be able to choose a plastic surgeon or other medical expert from published lists, the spokesman said. Legislation to establish the register was presented to the Legislative Council this year.