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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:23 AM

Plastic Surgery Empire Becomes Florida's Deadliest Clinic: USA Today

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/01/31/miami-doctors-plastic-surgery-empire-becomes-floridas-deadliest-clinics/2729802002/

(Warning: examples of failed surgeries resulting in death)

MIAMI – Just after dawn, the women arrive.

They come in taxis and rental cars, to a strip mall clinic tucked between a barber shop and a discount shoe store.

They fly in from across the country for deals they can’t get back home – thousands of dollars off cosmetic surgeries, available, if they like, on payment plans.

Inside, the lobby looks like any other surgery center: polished white floors, sleek, modern furniture, a large flat screen flashing images of beautiful bodies.

But this clinic is run like a factory assembly line, where individual doctors – many with little specialized training – line up patients and operate on as many as eight a day, an investigation by USA TODAY and the Naples Daily News has found.

In surgeries designed to improve appearances, no one is expected to die.

But in the past six years, the Miami clinic and a nearby facility overseen by the same doctor have lost eight patients in a spate of casualties not seen anywhere else in Florida. Together, they account for about 1 of every 5 plastic surgery deaths in the state, the investigation found.

Nearly a dozen other patients were left with critical complications, including three with punctured internal organs, that forced them to rush to hospitals for help, medical reports and other records show.

Many of the fatalities and injuries were not the results of unavoidable complications, but of serious mistakes and procedures that went far beyond the bounds of safety.

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 11:12 AM

1. Ismael Labrador is a criminal scumbag who belongs in prison

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 11:34 AM

2. My first job out of school back when I was a Medical Assistant was with a plastic-surgery chop-shop.

I regret having taken the job, but I was fresh out of school, needed the work, and had student loans to pay off. I saw practices there that pretty much made me want to avoid plastic surgery for the rest of my life, and to discourage any loved ones from getting it.

Unlike the surgeons I met during my surgery rotation in P.A. School, an encouragingly ethical bunch, the scalpel jockeys at this place would take any job if the fee was large enough. We once did nine breast enlargement procedures in a row over a sixteen-hour workday. It just about killed me.

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 11:42 AM

3. Fake Tucson doctor gets 38 years for illegal, botched plastic surgeries

Not just a Florida problem :

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson man accused of performing illegal plastic surgeries in his home has been sentenced after pleading guilty to 28 felony charges.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Gustavo Nunez was sentenced to 38 1/4 years in prison on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Nunez pleaded guilty to the charges in April.

Seven victims had procedures done by Nunez between 2012 and 2014. Three had to be hospitalized and one had life-threatening injuries.

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/36089617/fake-tucson-doctor-gets-38-years-for-illegal-botched-plastic-surgeries/

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 12:33 PM

4. Why is this butcher shop still open?

I'm going to throw the race card in here. Hispanic and Black women are the main victims. I have to wonder if this was a clinic catering to white upper and middle class white women if this clinic would still be operating.

8 deaths in 6 years?

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