Following the death of his fiancé Laura Avila, who suffered severe brain damage after seeking plastic surgery in Mexico last month, Enrique Cruz is seeking legal action against the doctors responsible.
Avila, a 36-year-old woman from Dallas, Texas, was put on life support earlier this month after her family claims doctors at Rino Center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, allegedly placed anesthesia incorrectly in her spine before a procedure at the end of October.
Sometimes, complications arise during even the most innocuous procedures. Recently, a Texas resident suffered major brain damage while under anesthesia for plastic surgery in Jaurez, Mexico—and the reason is terrifying.
Laura Avila, 36, traveled to Mexico to get a rhinoplasty operation and breast implant replacement on the morning of October 30.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) today released the results of their annual Global Aesthetic Survey for procedures completed in 2017, which showed an overall increase of 5% in surgical cosmetic procedures within the past twelve months.
The top five countries – USA, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Italy – account for 38.4% of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Germany, Colombia and Thailand.
From a young age, most of us either experience directly or observe around us the societal value placed on beauty. As a Muslim woman, these notions of beauty and self-worth can become even more complex. A core concept within our religion is that of modesty, not just in terms of how we present ourselves but also in regard to our interactions with people, our manners and our humility about our own achievements.
Both Muslim men and women have physical requirements of modesty, such as covering certain body parts in public. The idea is generally not drawing *too* much attention to our beauty, thus letting our character define who we are to the world. Things like plastic surgery are thought to be haram (impermissible in Islam) unless for medical reasons such as disfigurement.
I’d never felt more ashamed of my big, Jewish nose.
I was 16, sitting beside my mom at a plastic surgeon’s office in Ottawa and trying to remain calm as the doctor touched my face with plastic gloves. He pointed out all the ways he could make my nose more beautiful: shave down the bridge, cut an incision in my nostrils, lift the tip to make it look more “feminine.”
The surgeon’s various medical degrees were hanging on the wall, obviously meant to make me feel like I could trust him. But I didn’t feel soothed. I felt embarrassed, self-conscious… and angry.
Ever considered going on holiday – and getting a little nip, tuck while you’re at it? You are definitely not alone.
From boob job breaks in Eastern Europe right through to luxury getaways offering five star treatment in some of the world’s most sought after destinations, medical tourism is increasingly popular.
A team of surgeons at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that, of 173 patients undergoing rhinoplasty, only two refilled their opioid prescriptions after the procedure — with some patients not filling their initial opioid prescription at all.
Published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, these results suggest that patients experienced less pain than expected, and that the optimal number of opioid tablets to manage postoperative rhinoplasty pain may be lower than expected.
In this episode of The Plastics, watch as New Yorker Jasmine undergoes a rhinoplasty procedure that she saved up for years in order to get.
Jasmine and her seven other siblings are of 100% Indian descent, and she distinctly remembers her sister commenting on her nose bump when they were growing up.
When you think of plastic surgery, you’re probably more likely to think of women than men. Sexist? Maybe. Reality? Definitely.
So you’ll be surprised then to learn that men have hopped on board the vanity train, scheduling plastic surgery appointments more frequently than ever before. Yup, it turns out that Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm; nose jobs; breast reductions; and even liposuction aren’t only reserved for us gals.
For many people, “back-to-school shopping” means stocking up on pens and notebooks, but there are others in the market for a brand-new face.
According to one doctor, the lazy days of Summer are a busy time for the plastic surgery business.