Officials warn consumers about cosmetic spa treatments

While spa treatments have grown in popularity in recent years, officials urge consumers to beware of unlicensed and unqualified individuals who may be offering to perform cosmetic procedures. Investigators in Illinois discovered that many spas in the area did not meet state compliance standards, the Chicago Tribune reports.

December 31, 2010
Categories: Patient Safety

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Model pleads not guilty to performing injections without a license

A model from New Brunswick, New Jersey, recently appeared in court to answer to charges that she performed cosmetic procedures without a license. Anivia Cruz-Dilworth, 28, pleaded not guilty a month after charges were brought against her after she treated at least six different patients, the New Jersey-based newspaper The Star-Ledger reports.

December 30, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Doctors condemn practice of at-home Botox

Motivated by a desire to look younger and save money, a growing number of individuals are engaging in the alarming practice of do-it-yourself Botox. Doctors say that there are a bevy of serious risks posed by self-injections, and while it may seem like something anybody can do, it should only be performed by qualified professionals, the Louisiana-based newspaper The Times reports.

December 29, 2010
Categories: Patient Safety

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Cosmetic foot surgery condemned by doctors

The latest trend in cosmetic surgery does not involve slim thighs or high cheekbones. It seems that now men and women are focusing on their feet. Procedures such as toe-shortening and injecting fat into footpads have been growing in popularity among women, ABC News reports.

December 28, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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After-effects of medical tourism worry surgeons

The desire to improve one's appearance can sometimes be a significant motivating factor, but unfortunately, it can lead individuals to make unwise decisions as they work to achieve their ideal looks. Doctors in Canada report that a growing number of patients are experiencing complications from surgeries they underwent while abroad, the Calgary Sun reports.

December 27, 2010
Categories: Patient Safety

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