By now you’ve probably heard about the six Jersey Girls who decided that it would be a good idea to have someone inject their derrières with something in a hotel room. I guess this is proof that six heads aren’t better than one… at least not in New Jersey.
All six of these geniuses ended up in the hospital with awful infections after they were injected with what appeared to be caulking material. That’s right… caulk!
The “doctor” who did the injecting was a real genius too. He figured out that caulk is made from silicone, and instead of spending more money for medical grade silicone, he opted for the cheap stuff; the really cheap stuff.
This ridiculous scenario outlines the tremendous importance of making sure that your doctor, or plastic surgeon, is legit. With more and more physicians calling themselves “cosmetic surgeons” nowadays, it is getting more difficult to keep tabs on whose who.
For the record, a “cosmetic surgeon” is not necessarily a “plastic surgeon”. A cosmetic surgeon can be an ob-gyn, a dermatologist, an internist, or anyone who decides to give themselves this title. There are no legal restrictions on docs, or civilians, who pretend to be plastic surgeons. It’s up to you, the consumer, to do your homework and know the difference.
A real Plastic Surgeon is someone who graduated from medical school, and completed 6-8 years (minimum) of formal training in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at a reputable institution. He or she should also have a license to practice in the state where the services are being provided.
Here are several good services to check-up on your doctor, and make sure that you don’t get caught with your pants down (pun intended) like the Jersey Geniuses.
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