Archive for July, 2005
Are you kidding me?
“He has said that I’m his product, the product of Peruvian plastic surgery, and says he molded my body, that he removed fat, and everything,” the 20-year-old beauty queen told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “He’s talking about things he never did.”
Maria Julia Mantilla, a Miss World winner, considered suing her plastic surgeon.
So what else is new.
Apparently, her plastic surgeon did operate upon her under the terms of a promotional agreement (mistake #1). The article states that the young lady and her surgeon had an agreement that he could use her name and disclose information about her under the terms of this agreement. The terms supposedly had a time line associated with them. She is objecting stating that he is publicizing operations that he never performed upon her outside of that time line.
You see celebrity plastic surgery weirdness is not just a US problem. It is a worldwide problem.
John Di Saia MD
OK, so my practice isn’t Kmart, but Melanoma is seemingly on “Blue Light Special” and these recent cases are all on the right shoulder. I am sure somebody will say it has something to do with the stars. I saw two patients today and another scheduled for next week. Melanoma patients are not infrequently sent to plastic surgeons for reconstruction. The “removal” operations for melanoma take large portions of healthy tissue around the cancer to help deter recurrence. This works usually, but leaves large holes that we are asked to help fill. This is not cosmetic surgery folks….
Melanoma is the rarest of the skin cancers, but the only skin cancer that has a reasonable possibility of killing you. These things can be nasty like the alien in one of those Sigourney Weaver movies. It is summer, so don’t just buy that sun screen….wear it! Skin cancers are a consequence of lifetime sun exposure and melanoma is thought to come especially from pre-pubescent sun exposure. So lather up the kids!
The melanoma picture you see pictured above is a past case from a few years ago. See the irregular border? That’s a sign of a mole possibly going toward the dark side…..
John Di Saia MD