Safety

Patients sue non-doctors because of complications from cosmetic laser surgeryThe number of lawsuits alleging cosmetic laser surgery complications is growing. Researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) began to question the credentials of those being sued, so they performed a study. The results showed that the lawsuits are...
Florida man arrested for performing non-licensed silicone injectionsA Florida man was arrested this week for allegedly injecting people with silicone without a medical license, First Coast News reported. The silicone injections were administered in the buttocks, a common illegal practice used to enhance the body's curves. Police officials told the...
Patient Safety: How to Choose a Plastic SurgeonYou’ve decided on a plastic surgery procedure. You’ve talked to your close friends and family about it. Now, all you have to do is find a doctor. Sounds simple, but once you go online and search – you get confused. How do...
It's only a bargain if the results are goodIn addition to two-for-one restaurant bargains, websites such as Groupon, Lifebooker and Living Social offer deep discounts in cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion. The problem is that unlike a restaurant meal or a...
Warning signs that you're dealing with a back-alley plastic surgeonYou've probably read a fair share of news stories about individuals who suffer dire consequences after accepting the services of a back-alley plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to identify these unscrupulous individuals, as they go out of their...
Nevada: No room for untrained docs who perform plastic surgeryYou can still lose your shirt in Nevada, but it is less likely that you will undergo botched plastic surgery. News 3, Las Vegas TV News, reports that new laws go into effect this month to control how doctors advertise...
French executive sentenced for selling faulty breast implantsThe executive of a French breast implant company was convicted of aggravated fraud for manufacturing and selling implants equipped with non-medically approved silicone, NPR reported.Jean-Claude Mas, the founder and chief executive of Poly Implant Prothese, was sentenced to four years in prison for...
Fake doctor allegedly gave silicone injections to patientsAnother doctor performing unsafe plastic surgery procedures has struck again.Nohemi Gabriela Gonzalez has been charged with practicing medicine without a license after authorities found that the 45-year-old woman was administering silicone injections to patients seeking Botox and buttocks treatment at her home in Edinburg,...
Five questions to ask your doctor before considering surgeryBy Zipporah SandlerAs I move closer and closer to sixty, I find myself looking older than I feel. I want to be able to look in the mirror and see the real me, not someone who looks tired on the outside,...
Houston couple provided illegal implantsA Houston couple was arrested Nov. 1 for performing a range of unauthorized plastic surgery procedures, including breast implants, liposuction and body contouring, the Houston Chronicle reported. According to the news source, Yuri and Karen Lara were providing the procedures from their home, where authorities discovered...
0FansLike
0FollowersFollow
3,429FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts