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Plastic Surgeons: Healers or Salesmen?

Posted Mar 16 2011 10:30am

YOU need a boob job. It will boost your chances of finding a man. Check out my sales consultant’s breasts – look what it’s done for her. Did I mention the discount for allowing before-and-after pictures to be posted on the web? These are the hard-sell tactics revealed in an investigation into cosmetic surgery. It was conducted by consumer group Choice, which sent three women to 30 clinics – half in Sydney, half in Brisbane, where most cosmetic surgery is performed in Australia. The women inquired about liposuction, breast augmentation and Botox.

They obviously didn’t send them to my practice. This was in Australia. It just underscores the importance of identifying an ethical plastic surgeon no matter where you are. We may be a rare breed. I personally have never told a patient he or she needed a cosmetic procedure.

Many of us run combined practices as well: meaning we treat skin cancer and rebuild bodies damaged by breast cancer and trauma as well as perform cosmetic surgery. I’d say that pretty much makes me a “real doctor” too.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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