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Date:2/18/2009

Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety Cautions of the Complications and Consequences of Growing and Dangerous Practice

(PRWEB) February 18, 2009 -- Life-threatening kidney-failure is a strong and convincing reminder for consumers that unapproved injections and unqualified injectors are a true threat to beauty and to health, cautions Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety. Recent headlines from Tampa, Florida focus on an unlicensed, non-medical provider who allegedly injected two women with a homemade combination of industrial silicone oil and saline to augment or enhance the shape of their buttocks, with both women now hospitalized with critical, potentially irreversible illness. "This is a truly tragic example of the countless cases where consumers take unnecessary risks for what they believe will be treatments that improve appearance and in fact result in grave complications," said Renato Saltz, MD, of Salt Lake City, a leader of the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety.

More tragic is that this is not the first incidence of severe or life-threatening complications after injections by unqualified injectors or with illicit and illegal substances. In 2006, the New England Journal of Medicine reported on respiratory failure and subsequent death in a patient after injection of illegal and illicit silicone.

The Coalition, charged with educating consumers on safe choices for legal, FDA approved cosmetic injections provided by qualified physicians in appropriate medical settings, has seen a steady growth of conversations and coverage on-line of people who are unaware of inevitably dangerous practices. "There are blogs filled with conversations among women and men who knowingly seek what are unresearched, unaccepted and dangerous injection treatments from enhancing the buttocks, to melting fat," noted Coalition leader Dr. Julius Few, of Chicago, Illi
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