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Botched plastic surgery procedures lead to multiple charges

Botched plastic surgery procedures lead to multiple charges

Many people aspire to enhance their beauty through plastic surgery, but by failing to take the time to do background research on a surgeon, an individual may not only have bad results, but be putting their lives in danger.

Categories: Patient Safety
February 22, 2011
Miami woman arrested for injecting Botox without a license

Miami woman arrested for injecting Botox without a license

A woman from Miami-Dade County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday, January 25, on charges of practicing without a medical license and possession with intent to sell drugs without a prescription.

Categories: Patient Safety
February 8, 2011
Brazilian blowout gone bad and other chemical misdemeanors

Brazilian blowout gone bad and other chemical misdemeanors

Two years ago, authors Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt were feeling flush and decided it would be fun to indulge together in pricey keratin hair straightening, also known as the Brazilian blowout.

Categories: Patient Safety
February 3, 2011
New York woman arrested for performing breast enlargements out of her home

New York woman arrested for performing breast enlargements out of her home

A New York City woman was arrested on Friday, January 14, for allegedly charging people up to $1,000 for illegal breast enhancement procedures. Police say the woman was offering the service out of her Bronx home, according to Reuters.

Whalesca Castillo was allegedly importing liquid silicone from the Dominican Republic, where she was born. She was apparently injecting the substance into people's breasts and buttocks, a cosmetic procedure that is prohibited in the U.S.

Categories: Patient Safety
January 25, 2011
Being in the right state of mind to make plastic surgery decisions

Being in the right state of mind to make plastic surgery decisions

While a plastic surgery procedure such as a breast augmentation or rhinoplasty can help improve confidence, individuals who are considering undergoing an operation should be sure that they are doing so for the right reasons.

Categories: Patient Safety
January 24, 2011

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

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