Saturday, March 13, 2010

Silicone Caulk Buttock Injections in a Hotel and Deadly Liposuction in a Tanning Salon: A Plea for Public Awareness and Tighter Regulations

Here is the second part of the Plastic Surgery Gone Awry segment, featuring Dr. Walden and a panel of experts on the "After the Show" Show (watch through the first few minutes to see the panel).  Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy of Fox and Friends Morning Show ask the questions on their minds about the lack of regulation in the fields of surgery and plastic surgery, as patient safety is in question. The cases of non-medical grade silicone caulk being injected into the buttocks of 7 women in a Newark hotel by a charlatan claiming to be a plastic surgeon are discussed. Also, the case in Florida of a young woman who died after undergoing liposuction at a tanning salon after receiving local anesthetic injections and Propofol (the powerful intravenous anesthetic agent that killed Michael Jackson) is covered.  Finding a plastic surgeon who has undergone proper training and credentialing is of utmost importance when selecting a provider, so find out why it is extremely prudent to find a board certified plastic surgeon.

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