September 29, 2013
I have created an image in hopes of it going viral among Real Plastic Surgeons. The educational campaign image is for use by American Board of Plastic Surgery surgeons. Simply stating you are "board certified" isn't enough to distinguish the real from the rogues. Click the photo for full size image.
September 28, 2013
Some real board certified plastic surgeons in Utah were sued earlier this year only to have the case tossed by a federal judge. Real Plastic Surgeons in Utah launched an educational campaign about the difference between cosmetic "surgeons" and real plastic surgeons only to be sued by those cosmetic cowboys citing antitrust laws. Well, you can't be sued for telling the truth. Full details here
September 20, 2013
Millard Principle Number 26: Imagination Sparks Innovation, and many other of Dr. Millard's Principles, can be attributed to recent advances to breast reconstruction for mastectomy patients as recently reported in The Houston Chronicle. The Chronicle reports a Houston area plastic surgeon is having positive results restoring sensation in areas of the breast following reconstructive surgery. Full story here
September 1, 2013
The UK isn't any more immune to the phony physician than the US. The Daily Mail is reporting a tragic case of a phony plastic surgeon injecting a substance he referred to as "botox" in a private home, the kitchen more specifically. What this criminal cooked up was a cocktail of lies injected into a woman's face causing her to be hospitalized with a life threatening condition. Full story here
Uh, yeh, this one caught my eye too. Being happy thus producing a natural pleasant expression on your face appears to be more complicated for South Koreans. If this story stated it were North Koreans I believe we would all understand. However, South Koreans are seeking a surgical procedure to adjust the muscles around their mouth so they will forever appear to have "the universal expression of welcome" as stated by The Australian. Sounds creepy to me, but you can read more on this story here.
Researchers in India conducted a study claiming plastic surgery doesn't make a person more attractive but rather "slightly" younger looking. Their study apparently disregards the South Koreans smile surgery theory. Full story here
Yes, we knew that and the TSA has been inspecting them for years. Only now do they have justification granted them courtesy the Department of Homeland Security. Mirror news reports, “They are taking longer to screen people and there is definitely some sort of profiling going on." This blue-eyed blonde has been profiled for over a decade every time at Charles De Gaulle. If you ask me, this is merely an excuse for those perverted TSA goons to not use their X-ray scans. More on this story here
These rogue cosmetic "surgeons" are not just an epidemic in the USA, but all over the world. The demand for cosmetic procedures by the public and the growing problem of poor reimbursement to physicians for medically necessary procedures is on the rise. I have dubbed these phony physicians as "rogues" and the Brits have a more colorful description: Cosmetic Cowboys. Either way, these rogues and cowboys have latched on to the same title of "Cosmetic Surgeons" to deceive the public. I particularly like how the Brits point out "The law in this country says that only a vet can operate on an animal. But the same protection isn’t given to humans." Read the Full Story Here