Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Florida #1 in Cosmetic Surgery Arrests

Last week, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons put out a press release advising patients to avoid seeking deals on cosmetic surgery. The key is to have the procedure done right the first time as corrective procedures can get very expensive.

People have always looked to save money on cosmetic surgery, and we’ve heard and dealt with countless horror stories. We have seen many patients with terrible scarring and swelling from having illegal substances injected into their lips by unlicensed foreign practitioners in their garage. Needless to say they needed to have corrective work done just to look normal again.

Undoubtedly a most bizarre and sad example of a disastrous procedure performed by an unlicensed practitioner occurred in New York several years ago. An unlicensed practitioner advertised that he was a physician who performed a variety of cosmetic laser procedures. Eventually, he was reported to the authorities and was found guilty of practicing medicine without a license. Before he was sentenced for this crime, he fled to Costa Rica. While hiding in Costa Rica, the body of a missing patient who died while undergoing a procedure by this felon was found buried on a property he owned n New Jersey. He was ultimately extradited back to New York not only for practicing medicine without a license, but also for murder. This is an extreme example, but something that can happen when people choose to pay less to have a procedure performed by someone who is clearly not qualified to do the procedure.

Click here to see every publicized arrest for all things cosmetic in the last two years. In the last two years alone, there have been eight high-profile cases in Florida, the most in the country. We're not kidding in saying that we're pretty experienced in dealing with these cases. Every pinprick on the map has some details about each case; the date it happened, and what happened.

California was second with six arrests, Arizona third with three.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Dr. David Goldberg
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ
Sanctuary Medial Aesthetic Center

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center

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