10 Plastic Surgery Mistakes No One Talks About
You've heard about the chance of blood clots and infection -- but these common plastic surgery side effects will shock you
Mistake No. 5: You trust a shady medical spaIn a 2008 survey by the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, more than 75 percent of doctors said that they knew of a medical spa with a medical director who was nowhere to be seen -- not on-site performing, or even overseeing, medical procedures. That's a lot of risky procedures being performed by poorly trained employees in unregulated offices.
"Non-plastic surgeons are performing liposuction on patients in these medical spas and clinics and killing them," says Tachmes. Doctors at these spas give patients local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia (in most states, anesthesia cannot be administered in an office without hospital affiliation) and end up overdosing the patients because the pain gets too intense. The patients then die right there on the table from respiratory depression, says Tachmes.
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