Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Two months ago, Suyima Torres, 28, died from respiratory arrest after going into surgery for a second session of a silicone treatment for gluteus augmentation at Cuerpos Health & Aesthetic in Miami-Dade County. The treatment was allegedly performed by a mystery Venezuelan doctor in a center that was not certified by the board. According to Dr. Bernabe Vazquez of Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, women suffering from side affects after receiving such treatments from doctor’s who are not board certified is more common than people think.
“It’s a miracle that there aren’t more fatalities,” says Dr. Vazquez. “Silicone injections have become an epidemic in this city, and while complications such as inflammation, redness, swelling, pain, secretion of the material, hard balls and lumps the size of a grape or walnut are frequent, fatalities are surprisingly low.”
The procedure is irreversible and symptoms can even occur years after the silicone treatment is injected into the body. Dr. Vazquez urges young women to educate themselves so they know that it is in fact illegal and unethical to inject free silicone into the body. Firm silicone breast or butt implants that are rubber-like are safe but are done through surgery – not injections.
“No board certified plastic surgeon would inject free silicone into the buttocks,” says Dr. Vazquez. “The danger is that initial results are often deceptive. If your girlfriend goes and gets it done, you may think it looks great, and go and tell your girlfriends. It’s a domino effect… but what you don’t know is that a few years later, your friend will start to experience symptoms.”
The doctor believes awareness is the key to preventing
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