Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 | 10:11 a.m.
A preliminary hearing has been delayed for about a month for a New York woman who was arrested in November for allegedly performing unlicensed plastic surgery out of a southwest Las Vegas Valley home.
Jing Qu, 55, Flushing , N.Y., who was accused of performing $1,000 eye lifts, has been charged with a felony count of burglary and two counts of practicing medicine without a license.
Her attorney, James Gallo, asked Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson to reschedule the preliminary hearing because he was still getting information from a police detective about the case.
Qu, who is out of custody on $100,000 bail, did not appear this morning and the judge waived her presence.
Tobiasson reset her preliminary hearing for 9 a.m. March 26 in Las Vegas Justice Court.
Outside the courtroom, her attorney, James Gallo, said she had left Nevada and gone back to New York.
According to Metro police, officers responded Nov. 7 to a home in the 7700 block of Somerhill Point Way after receiving a phone call from a neighbor who reported the surgery.
The neighbor had gone over to the home to complain about a vehicle blocking a driveway and saw three people inside the home performing surgery, police said.
Qu is being charged for performing eye lifts and injections on the home owner and one other woman.
Qu told police she was a physician in China who specialized in plastic surgery but was not licensed to practice medicine in the U.S., according to the arrest report.
The home owner, Ping Zhang, told police she paid Qu $1,000 for her eye lift procedure, according to the arrest report.
The patient was transported to an area hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
During a search of the home police uncovered medical items such as gauze, surgical blades and anesthetics, police said.