Fiancé of Texas Woman Who Died After Plastic Surgery in Mexico Wants Doctors Charged with Murder

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.

How One Woman Was Left With Brain Damage After Plastic Surgery

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.

ISAPS Survey Suggests Global Rise In Cosmetic Surgery

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.

Why Cosmetic Surgery Can Be Complex When You’re Muslim

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.

How I Learned to Love My Big, “Jewish” Nose—And, By Extension, My Religion

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.

Facial Plastic Surgeons Call for Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions After Rhinoplasty

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.

Are Men More Obsessed With Plastic Surgery Than Women?

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.