by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

bevhillsThis is one of those stories that deserves mentioning, even if it doesn’t directly reference any celebrities. In the crazy, parallel dimension that his Beverly Hills, California only something like this would be remotely possible.

According to Forbes, a liposuction doctor removed the unwanted fat from his patients, processed it, and used the resulting biodiesel to fuel his Ford SUV and his girlfriend’s Lincoln Navigator. Apparently, the patients signed off that this could happen — even though its illegal in California to use human medical waste to power vehicles. No kidding. From the doc’s website,

“The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel–and I have more fat than I can use,” Bittner wrote on lipodiesel.com. “Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly but they get to take part in saving the Earth.”

That website has since been shut down — and Bittner is being investigated by the state’s public health department. Conveniently, he closed shop earlier and high-tailed it down to South America for “volunteer work at a clinic” after patiensts complained that he “removed too much fat from [them] and left them disfigured.”

Like I said, only in Beverly Hills.

via Autobloggreen

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • VeggieTart

    What a ripoff of “Fight Club” where they used liposuctioned fat to make soaps.

  • jonathan

    energy crisis solved!

  • LESIA

    THIS IS A BRILLANT IDEA!!!! FAT ACTUALLY BEING PUT TO GOOD USE!!!!!! WE ALL KNOW THAT AMERICA NEEDS A FUEL SUPPLY AND THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE GETTING LIPO…
    WHY NOT USE IT?

  • Jesse

    Using liposuction biowastes should be regulated by the Health Dept. to ensure the safety of the public from communicable diseases. This physician did not have permits from the Health Dept and commited what I believe is a felony. Also he allowed unlicensed people to perform lipo procedures and suctioned TOO MUCH fat (who knows if he needed some extra mileage for that Lincoln Navigator). Bizzare.