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Two years in prison for spa owner posing as plastic surgeon

Two years in prison for spa owner posing as plastic surgeon

Another botched plastic surgery conducted by an unlicensed individual has come to light in New York.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
September 24, 2012
NY man performed liposuction, other procedures without a license

NY man performed liposuction, other procedures without a license

A New York man has been convicted of performing cosmetic surgery, including a liposuction procedure, without a medical license, and now faces half a year in prison and $8,700 in restitution, according to The Associated Press.

Several women in the state received plastic surgery from the man in question, Carlos Arango, in 2011. He pleaded guilty on Friday, September 7, to the felony.

Categories: Patient Safety
September 19, 2012
What to ask your cosmetic surgeon

What to ask your cosmetic surgeon

According to an August 23rd blog in NEWBEAUTY.com, “Only 3.5 percent of doctors in the U.S. are truly qualified to perform aesthetic procedures.”

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
August 30, 2012
Preparing for tummy tuck surgery

Preparing for tummy tuck surgery

While choosing a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial to ensuring patient safety as well as a positive outcome, those pursuing surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures can do their part to help guarantee their success as well.

Categories: Body Contouring News, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
July 18, 2012
 Georgia woman arrested for performing cosmetic procedures without a license

Georgia woman arrested for performing cosmetic procedures without a license

A 28 year old Georgia woman has been arrested for performing various cosmetic and weight loss procedures on patients without a license.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
June 29, 2012

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