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Texas woman charged in botched illegal breast implant case

Texas woman charged in botched illegal breast implant case

A Texas hairstylist is under arrest after authorities say she performed illegal breast augmentations on clients in the back room of her salon and is now facing charges for practicing medicine without a license.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
March 20, 2012
No age limit for plastic surgery?

No age limit for plastic surgery?

Americans are living longer than ever. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average life expectancy for Americans is now 78.5 years.

Categories: Age/Gender Issues, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
March 19, 2012
A toxic substance injected into the buttocks traveled through a woman’s bloodstream into her lungs

Arrest made at buttock augmentation “pumping party”

In this case, “buyers beware” is a gross understatement. According to Dan Childs, reporting for ABC News, March 1, 2012, Philadelphia police arrested 42-year-old Padre Victoria Windslowe for administering illegal injections for the purpose of buttock augmentation.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
March 16, 2012
Controversy surrounding facelift procedure

Controversy surrounding facelift procedure

A recent ABC news report investigated the growing complaints against Lifestyle Lift, “a nationwide group of 40 clinics [who] promise less invasive, cheaper facelifts.” Some patients and former employees have claimed that the company is focused on financial gain, in the form of quotas and sales pressure, instead of getting the best results for patients.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
March 9, 2012
Korean TV program receives criticism for giving away plastic surgery

Korean TV program receives criticism for giving away plastic surgery

A Korean television show that gives participants free plastic surgery is being criticized for going too far.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
March 6, 2012

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