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I served an an expert witness for the California Medical Board recently in a case of a cosmetic surgeon who performed a mini tummy tuck that ultimately was re-operated by another surgeon. The patient noted that her tummy apron (pannus) was still there for the most part after her $12000 dollar operation by her original Newport Beach surgeon.
There may have been a few reasons for this:
(1) Mini Tummy Tucks don’t tuck very much even when done correctly. The smaller incision allows less tightening of the skin and muscle wall.
(2) The patient’s high priced Newport Beach surgeon had failed to use (in my opinion of course) proper sutures for her muscle repair. When the second surgeon re-operated six months later, the tummy muscle appeared as if it had not been tightened the first time.
Choose carefully when you choose your tummy tuck surgeon. In this case the woman paid top dollar and ended up doing it over six months later.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2011-09-15 07:30:19.
The recall of a medical device that left particles of tungsten in women’s breasts has been classified as the most serious type of recall, one involving “situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death,” the Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. The device, the Axxent FlexiShield Mini, was a pad made of tungsten and silicone rubber that was temporarily placed inside breast incisions during an unusual procedure in which women were given an entire course of radiation treatment in one dose after undergoing a lumpectomy for cancer. The pads were used to help direct the radiation beam and shield healthy tissue. But the pads were flawed, and left the breast tissue and chest muscles riddled with hundreds of tungsten particles. It is not known if tungsten is dangerous because relatively little research has been done on its long-term health effects in humans. But it shows up on mammograms and may make them difficult to read, especially troubling for women who have had breast cancer and worry about recurrences. The metal particles resemble calcium deposits, which can indicate cancer.
It is at least a bit ironic that a device intended to shield women from radiation (and future cancer risk) may potentially later make breast cancer harder to find, but that appears to be the case here. Sometimes there are negative consequences to new “breakthrough” treatments. According to this report, 27 of the affected women were treated at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach.
John Di Saia MD
Stephanie Pratt is shown here with her new face. The most noticeable change is her lips. Her new nose actually doesn’t look bad to me but her lips are a bit much. (I also wish that that shade of pink lipstick would become illegal to wear.)
Pic Source: thehollywoodgossip.com/2009/09/bad-plastic-surgery-watch-stephanie-pratt/
I think her nose looks good. I agree the lips are the recipient of too much filler (trout pout) but this is common as the “style” in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. I would have encouraged her to use half the amount of filler. At least the lip filler will go away as it is likely non permanent. She will probably go get a refill however.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2009-10-16 08:00:12.