Miami Florida for example, has been in the news numerous times recently due to plastic surgery gone wrong. Surgery there is generally “cheap” compared to other areas of the Country. Florida and certain Caribbean destinations where surgery is also very cheap have become hot spots for cheap plastic surgery, and sometimes it’s not even performed by a plastic surgeon.
Another issue in Florida is that Florida does not require doctors to have malpractice insurance. Therefore, when unfortunate patients have complications or die, even if it is clearly due to the surgeon’s negligence, if they don’t have malpractice, you will likely get no compensation! You may think, “I’ll just sue him/her for all their personal possessions. I’ll take his cars, his house, his everything!” Well, they’ve thought of that too. They put everything in their spouse’s name! They own NOTHING! There is nothing to take!
Many of these places are like a puppy mill. Get them in and get them out as quickly as you can. And as many as you can. For example, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), they typically do the whole procedure in 2-3 hours. This is a procedure that many respected plastic surgeons take 6-8 hours to complete. What’s the difference? Quality, safety, and possibly your life. Be safe. It you can’t afford it, don’t do it. It’s not worth risking your life over.
Also, do your research! Would you want your family doc or Ob-Gyn doing your liposuction, facelift or BBL? Well, if you are being treated by a “Cosmetic Surgeon”, you just may be!
What’s the difference between a “Cosmetic Surgeon” and a Plastic Surgeon? Click here to learn the difference.
In this important PSA from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Nafsika Lourentzatos explains how silicone injections in her breasts led to cancer and a double mastectomy. Nafsika's story highlights the importance of finding a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon to perform procedures. Plastic surgery is real surgery. Be safe. Do your homework.
Baltimore plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Markmann, is often contacted by the media to offer insight and discuss various topics pertaining to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to special appearances and interviews, from time-to-time, he is also featured in various medical and industry listings and rankings. We are happy to share a compilation of his media appearances here, and will continue to update this page on a regular basis.
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