[CRAZY] Botched Surgery Leaves L.A. Woman With a Uniboob (w/Pics)

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I don't understand why she did it in the first place. Her boobs looked fine, she was already 40 years old so if they held up that good to begin with, why at 40 go for a change? Like, I can understand breast implants for small, misshaped, or overly sagging breasts, but hers looked still pretty perky, large size, even shape.

Education is the key here. A good idea for a company would be to set up a general hotline which becomes the "MUST CALL" hotline for ANY big decisions in life including: Buying insurance, Surgery, Buying/Selling a home, Buying a vehicle, Mortgages, Traveling to foreign country, taking out a loan, and a number of other life changing decisions.

This hotline would be dedicated to education, not selling. A basic call for this example would be like this:
"I am interested in going in for breast enhancement surgery, can you help me?"
"Yes, one moment while I get all of the information you will need. Ok, Be sure to ask your doctor for all of his certifications, including asking if he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is the best way to be certain that he or she has completed the necessary training and meets certain standards to practice plastic surgery."
 

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That is terrible. How do people prescreen their surgeons before they get under the knife? If someone was gonna stick a knife in my, I would wanna know all the qualifications they have beforehand.
 

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That is terrible. How do people prescreen their surgeons before they get under the knife? If someone was gonna stick a knife in my, I would wanna know all the qualifications they have beforehand.

But unless you are actually involved in the medical field somehow, how would you make heads or tales of qualifications they have? You can be certified in one field of medicine, and fully capable of performing certain operations, but other operations you may not be an expert in.

The best thing to do is to find a specialist. Make sure that the doctor who will be performing your operation ONLY does that or very similar operations. Some doctors consider themselves a jack of all trades, because they understand the basics of all medicine and surgery, but basics don't cut it all the time.

Ask your doctor to tell you all of the work he has done in the last 6 months. If at least 80% of his work is related to what you are having done, you are good to go. If less than 50%, I would run for the hills. But that comes with a price normally. Specialists are obviously more expensive and even with the best insurance, if you demand a specialist, you will be paying the difference out of pocket. And the wait times can be months or years.
 

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Too true. Only believe in a track record of success. Don't believe in the white coats and framed pieces of paper in their office.
 

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And these folks wail and carry-on about the high cost of malpractice insurance, as if waving some kind of magic, legislative wand is going to solve all the problems. I think about stuff like this everytime some retard cries-out for "tort reform".
 

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This word should be in the dictionary!

uniboob - The result of a failed operation in which the two boobs fuse together to make one.
 

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Keep in mind this surgery was done by a surgeon who was not board certified. Basically a street "surgeon".
 

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If it ain't broke don't fix it. Lesson learned im sure.
 

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Keep in mind this surgery was done by a surgeon who was not board certified. Basically a street "surgeon".

A street surgeon? Sounds to me like they had a doctors office and and had a legitimate license to practice medicine. They even probably are certified to do surgery or whatever. They just were not Plastic Surgery board certified.

How many people know to ask that? You make it sound like she walked into a some crack house and asked for a boob job. I seriously doubt that is the case here, and if it is, the story didn't bring that across at all.

Don't downplay this like story like that if you don't know all of the facts. That is disrespectful to her and frankly to him, since you have NO idea what certifications he does actually have unless you have had a look into his history yourself. The surgeon came recommended by a friend, which is 99% more powerful they any certification will ever be, and a lawsuit has already been resolved in court, which means that the doctor obviously had a lot of money to pay her off, OR he was found not guilty of any wrong doing.

The story did NOT mention anything about jail time, which means that the doctor WAS licensed to do this type of surgery. A street surgeon would be someone who does not have ANY licensing to do surgery at all.
 

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But unless you are actually involved in the medical field somehow, how would you make heads or tales of qualifications they have? You can be certified in one field of medicine, and fully capable of performing certain operations, but other operations you may not be an expert in.

The best thing to do is to find a specialist. Make sure that the doctor who will be performing your operation ONLY does that or very similar operations. Some doctors consider themselves a jack of all trades, because they understand the basics of all medicine and surgery, but basics don't cut it all the time.

Ask your doctor to tell you all of the work he has done in the last 6 months. If at least 80% of his work is related to what you are having done, you are good to go. If less than 50%, I would run for the hills. But that comes with a price normally. Specialists are obviously more expensive and even with the best insurance, if you demand a specialist, you will be paying the difference out of pocket. And the wait times can be months or years.

asking won't solve anything. Most likely the doctor would just lie. If you want to ask about a doctor's reputation, you have to ask his/her previous patients, not the doctor itself.
 

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Rodriguez says her surgeon, who was recommended by a friend, also operated on her eyes without her permission. She says they no longer close properly.

How funny is that? Also, it's possible that her "friend" is a BH friend.
 

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asking won't solve anything. Most likely the doctor would just lie. If you want to ask about a doctor's reputation, you have to ask his/her previous patients, not the doctor itself.

Oh really? So your assumption is that, a doctor will lie to your face, so don't ask them what type of operations they normally do, instead ask them to give you the contact information of their previous patents, especially any ones that have had any negative experience. Does that make sense to you?

#1) Most people who get plastic surgery done on the down low and don't want anyone contacting them about it.
#2) Any sane doctor would only give you a list of clients who were VERY happy with their work. I highly doubt this doctor put this woman on her wall of fame.
#3) The assumption here is that the woman did talk to a former patient, the doctor came recommended by her friend.

I highly doubt the doctor will lie to your face if you ask them what their specialty is and what type of operations/surgery they normally do. You are making doctors out to be monsters. Why would you straight out assume the doctor, a man whose reputation is everything, will tell you a lie to your face which can VERY easily be dis-proven if looked into a bit further?

Again, this wasn't some crack shack doctor without a license. Her doctor was fully licensed and legally allowed to do plastic surgery. "It is currently legal in 48 states for doctors who are not certified by the board of plastic surgeons to practice cosmetic and plastic surgery."

I also read a bit more in depth: The surgery was to replace her boobs. So that's why her boobs looked good in the before picture. They were already implants, she was just getting new implants put in to replace the old ones.
 

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How funny is that? Also, it's possible that her "friend" is a BH friend.

I don't see the humor in that at all. Someones eyes can't close properly, and that's funny? I bet you would see the humor in it if you were in her situation.
 
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