The Medical Board of California on November 24, 2008 served a warrant on the office of Alan Bittner, who had been operating Beverly Hills Liposcultpture on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. Officials seized medical records, documents, videos, and other evidence in an investigation against him. Speculation is that Bittner has closed the practice suddenly and fled the country.

See LA's Channel 2, which has published a video news report on Bittner's legal and medical problems.

In addition, one of Bittner's former patients has created a [removed]Web site[/removed] explaining how they were treated — or, rather, how they claimed they were mistreated — by the physician.