The ‘DIY’ Medical Trend to Avoid

With the popularity of websites like Etsy and Instructables and shows like Fixer Upper, the do-it-yourself, or “DIY,” movement shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, no matter what you want to do, chances are there’s a YouTube video tutorial to show you how. But while redoing your own kitchen or knitting your own scarf can be a lot … Read More

Before and After Photos Spark Lawsuit

For some patients, one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the plastic surgery journey is the before-and-after photos that are taken at their surgeon’s office. Many find being photographed nude or semi-nude embarrassing or scary. Surgeons are required to provide consent forms stating what the photos will be used for, and patients then have the option of allowing the surgeon … Read More

Woman in Coma Following Plastic Surgery Procedure with Unlicensed Practitioner

It’s safe to say that in the United States, people have a fascination with plastic surgery mishaps, as evidenced by the popularity of TV shows like the E! Network’s Botched. But while most cases on Botched can be fixed, and with beautiful results, not all bungled surgeries have such happy endings. Such is the case of a woman in Nanning, Guangxi, … Read More

Sending Selfies Could Help Prevent Plastic Surgery Disasters

Love them or hate them, those auspiciously angled self-portraits known as “selfies” are here to stay. Typically taken on a smartphone and then plastered on social media sites like Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, selfies run the gamut from just plain vain to endearing, depending on who you ask. But now these popular photos are being used for more than just … Read More