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Florida Liposuction-Related Death and Finding A Safe Liposuction Surgeon

Posted Jan 03 2011 10:30am 1 Comment

A 35-year-old woman who wanted to resculpt herself for the new year with liposuction and a buttocks enhancement is dead from apparent complications of plastic surgery, her husband and lawyer said Thursday. Miami customer service representative Lidvian Zelaya died Monday, hours after the operation began at Strax Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Institute, a busy cosmetic surgery practice in Lauderhill. Zelaya went to Strax to have fat suctioned from her back and belly, and to have the material injected into her backside, family representatives said. She chose Strax because she got a good deal. Aronfeld said the operation was to be done by Dr. Roger L. Gordon. He was disciplined by the state in connection with two plastic surgery deaths in 2004.

This is getting ridiculous. Liposuction deaths have been frequent in the media as of late. And this surgeon Roger L. Gordon MD is a real board-certified plastic surgeon as per the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Then again plastic surgery is surgery and therefore has risk associated with it. Was this an unfortunate accident or something else? How can a potential patient choose well to limit the risk of cosmetic surgery?

I put up a brief surgeon credentialing section on my site years ago and there is part on looking up the doctor on the ABMS site. There is also a section on checking the doctor with the State Medical Board. In this case that State Medical Board is represented online by the Florida Department of Health. Most State Medical boards have listings at which doctors can be checked. Medical Board disciplinary actions and malpractice case settlements are sometimes included in these listings.

There is no one criterion that tells you a doctor is going to be OK and he might not have done anything wrong in this case. But there is a need for patients to be informed about the training and history of a potential surgeon. Do you think this patient might have chosen differently if she had known this before her operation?

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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<gt; After treatment you may have to face some scary after effects like bleeding, infection, scraping. Such type of issues can be recovered by the time if you follow cosmetic surgeon's instructions before and after medication. But after some time if still you do, to recover from the problems then its an alarming situation. Prolong infections can be reshaped in any disease. You must take sudden and proper precautions for this.



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