(Image source: American Society for Plastic Surgeons)



BY JESSICA SIBERT

 

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It’s a cosmetic surgery nightmare. An eye that won’t close all the way. A surgeon without credentials. And a newly formed… uniboob?

 

For Dinora Rodriguez, it was a nightmare turned reality.

 

ABC reports, Rodriguez went into surgery for a simple repair of her breast implants. But the doctor her friend referred her to not only botched the surgery by conjoining her breasts… he also attempted to fix her eyes without her permission.

 

“It’s a story Dr. Steven Teitelbaum is hearing more often. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he was able to fix Dinora’s implants, but says what’s even more disturbing than stories like hers is a medical system that allows it to happen.”
Dr. Teitelbaum: “It’s actually LEGAL! It’s legal in this country as advanced as it is for a non-board certified plastic surgeon to perform plastic surgery.”

 

The new President of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons is making it his goal to make people aware of what he calls “white coat deception.”

 

"Patients are getting injured, some are dying during procedures performed by non-board-certified plastic surgeons. We want patients to understand what to ask their doctor and what to look for so that they can maximize their chance of a safe and successful procedure."

 

He and other members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons published this video Monday, emphasizing how important it is to find a board-certified surgeon.

 

Meanwhile, One Minute News says Rodriguez’s incident is one to learn from.

 

“The surgeon in question is clearly a negligent monster, but all of this could have been avoided if Mrs. Rodriguez had simply done her homework. One Google search and she would have discovered that her surgeon was not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and had botched many procedures in the past.”

 

But according to WBNS, the problem wasn’t just that Rodriguez didn’t do her homework.

 

“From the red carpet to magazines, beauty is big business. And when it comes to plastic surgery, it seems like its… everyone’s business. And that’s the problem. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, any doctor can take a weekend course and provide cosmetic treatments.”

 

ABC reports, Rodriguez settled a malpractice suit out of court. That doctor who performed the botched surgery hasn’t yet been publicly named.

 

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Botched Surgery Leaves Woman With Uniboob

(Image source: American Society for Plastic Surgeons)



BY JESSICA SIBERT

 

You're watching multisource U.S. video news analysis from Newsy.

 


It’s a cosmetic surgery nightmare. An eye that won’t close all the way. A surgeon without credentials. And a newly formed… uniboob?

 

For Dinora Rodriguez, it was a nightmare turned reality.

 

ABC reports, Rodriguez went into surgery for a simple repair of her breast implants. But the doctor her friend referred her to not only botched the surgery by conjoining her breasts… he also attempted to fix her eyes without her permission.

 

“It’s a story Dr. Steven Teitelbaum is hearing more often. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he was able to fix Dinora’s implants, but says what’s even more disturbing than stories like hers is a medical system that allows it to happen.”
Dr. Teitelbaum: “It’s actually LEGAL! It’s legal in this country as advanced as it is for a non-board certified plastic surgeon to perform plastic surgery.”

 

The new President of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons is making it his goal to make people aware of what he calls “white coat deception.”

 

"Patients are getting injured, some are dying during procedures performed by non-board-certified plastic surgeons. We want patients to understand what to ask their doctor and what to look for so that they can maximize their chance of a safe and successful procedure."

 

He and other members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons published this video Monday, emphasizing how important it is to find a board-certified surgeon.

 

Meanwhile, One Minute News says Rodriguez’s incident is one to learn from.

 

“The surgeon in question is clearly a negligent monster, but all of this could have been avoided if Mrs. Rodriguez had simply done her homework. One Google search and she would have discovered that her surgeon was not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and had botched many procedures in the past.”

 

But according to WBNS, the problem wasn’t just that Rodriguez didn’t do her homework.

 

“From the red carpet to magazines, beauty is big business. And when it comes to plastic surgery, it seems like its… everyone’s business. And that’s the problem. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, any doctor can take a weekend course and provide cosmetic treatments.”

 

ABC reports, Rodriguez settled a malpractice suit out of court. That doctor who performed the botched surgery hasn’t yet been publicly named.

 

Transcript by Newsy.

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