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In the latest horrifying story of unlicensed people performing plastic surgery – a man in Miami, Florida has been arrested for injecting a woman with a mixture of cement, superglue and ‘fix-a-flat’ as a part of a ‘homemade’ buttock enhancement procedure – performed in an apartment.

Hopefully readers can see the many, many things wrong with the above paragraph..  But what I find the most dismaying about the entire episode, is that the woman – who paid 700.00 for the procedure – refused to report this person to the authorities – despite having to seek emergency medical attention on two separate occasions for ‘severe’ complications from this quasi-procedure.

Update: 11/22/2011 – Now more patients with Cement Buttocks are emerging..

Another person has also been charged in this case.

A story in a UK paper suggests this fake doc may be a victim of a botched procedure himself.  (Take a look at these photos.)

Now it appears similar stories are emerging in other cities – including Las Vegas

Links to posts on similar stories on Cartagena Surgery:

Silicone injections & patient harm

LA woman disfigured and several more stories about unlicensed frauds harming patients – here, here & here.  Many of these stories are tragic.

Safety & Injectibles

Recent sentencing for doctor responsible for several deaths

We also give tips on finding qualified licensed personnel, as well as conducting our own interviews..

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of a preventable/ unnecessary plastic surgery death in a young woman in Massachusetts.  In this instance – yet again – the ‘surgeon’ performing the breast augmentation wasn’t a surgeon at all – he was a “family practitioner”.

He may be a doctor – but specialty specific training is an absolute must – along with board certification.  Medical doctors (in medicine specialties) as opposed to surgeons spend only a very limited time in the operating room during medical school, primarily as observers.  This is not adequate preparation!

Board certified specialty trained surgeons on the other hand, spend years training in the operating room – performing surgeries under the direct supervision of more experienced surgeons before completing their surgical residencies.

Please do your homework – as we’ve discussed in several previous posts; research your physician and evaluate all health claims.  Your life, health and well-being are a stake.

 

 

 

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