plastic surgery

Medical Board Backs ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ Rules

Oct 7, 2019
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A medical board on Friday took steps to carry out a new law related to so-called “Brazilian butt lift” procedures, but one top regulator said a growing danger still needs to be addressed: liposuction. 

Plastic surgery is becoming a public health risk, the chairman of the state’s medical licensing board said during a meeting in South Florida.

Florida May Boost Regulation Of Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

Mar 25, 2019
U.S. Army

Choeun Nuon traveled from her home in California to a Miami-area cosmetic surgery clinic to have a so-called Brazilian butt lift in February 2017. Instead of recovering after the procedure, the 32-year-old mother of two began slipping in and out of consciousness. 

Surgeon Denies Posting Homophobic Comments On Social Media

Mar 15, 2019
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A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was accused of posting photos of patients' genitalia with racist and homophobic comments on Instagram, but he denied making the comments and said Thursday that the account was hacked. 

Board of Medicine Eyes Plastic-Surgery Centers

Feb 12, 2019
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Florida’s plastic-surgery centers are under increasing scrutiny.

Days after a state senator filed legislation to increase regulation of surgery centers, members of the Florida Board of Medicine agreed to revisit rules allowing liposuction in physicians’ offices. 

South Florida has long been an international hotspot for plastic surgery. But it's also been plagued by issues around safety. According to a new USA Today investigation, there were eight deaths in Miami related to surgeries from one plastic surgery business over the course of six years. Although the business has changed its name multiple times, it continues to be run by the same man, Dr. Ismael Labrador. 

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A Jacksonville plastic surgeon accused by hundreds of women of botching their surgeries has settled the bulk of their lawsuits and the women's lawyers have shifted their focus to the breast-implant manufacturer they say profited from the misfortune.

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An appeals court has ordered that a doctor stop performing plastic surgery after an Illinois woman's death.

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It used to be that if you wanted to watch a surgery, you had to sit in a gallery behind a glass panel. And even then, you usually had to be a medical student. The surgeon performed on the other side, but there was no interaction between the doctor and spectators.

Breast Implants, Tummy Tucks Funded By Identity Theft

Apr 26, 2016
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When some central Florida women wanted plastic surgery they couldn't afford, police say they turned to a 28-year-old woman who used stolen IDs to cover the expenses.

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A plastic surgeon in Miami is trying a quirky marketing hook with a video starring a child “doctor” advising children to take care of their mother after she has a butt lift, the Broward Palm Beach New Times reports. Dr. Constantino Mendieta uploaded the video below to YouTube. The video stresses the importance of rest, fluid and supportive undergarments, and reminds children “the quicker she heals, the quicker you can go back to being a be a pain in the [beep]."

Many people -- both men and women -- consider cosmetic surgery to regain their youthful appearance.  But what’s surprising is how many leave common sense at the door when they pay some unlicensed person in a shabby motel room to shoot them up with gosh-knows-what, as Fred Grimm points out in his Miami Herald column (paywall alert).

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An 18-year-old Homestead woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery at Coral Gables Cosmetic Center three weeks ago has been in a coma ever since at Mercy Hospital, the Miami Herald reports. The family says the medical staff there has not been optimistic. 

Columnist Frank Cerabino gives his public service announcement on a range of what not to do with your groin area.