Friday, April 17, 2009

FDA to issue statement on illegal cosmetic surgery

From today's NY Times:

"Health department officials say there may be other cases that have gone unreported, since doctors are not legally obligated to report silicone poisoning or even death, and since silicone is hard to detect through X-rays or CT scans. The department was planning Thursday to send an advisory by e-mail and fax to thousands of doctors advising them to watch for silicone poisoning cases.

Nationally, reports of buttock enhancement using silicone and similar thick liquids have surfaced from the Northeast to Miami, and the Food and Drug Administration is also planning to issue a warning on the dangers of such practices, Siobhan DeLancey, a spokeswoman, said Thursday."

Dr. Jason Pozner

Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center

Sanctuary Plastic Surgery

Dr. David J. Goldberg

Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center

Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ

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