Radio Contest for Free Breast Implants - Tasteless
Posted Oct 18 2008 4:09pm
There is a fantastic post on Dr. Rob Oliver's Plastic Surgery 101 blog on a radio station's contest where the winner receives free breast implants. Apparently the contestants must spend the night at a radio station-sponsored slumber party and the "girl that parties the hardest" wins. And who do you think will do the surgery?
A board-certified plastic surgeon? Nope. A non-board-certified plastic surgeon? Naw. Some type of surgeon? Not even. Someone who stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night? Not quite.
He's an Emergency Room physician who has become a cosmetic surgeon. Oh, and he's currently on probation.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery consider giving away plastic surgery in a contest as a violation of ethics. I agree with this. While we often consider the subject of celebrity plastic surgery as entertainment, plastic surgery is indeed serious and should never be taken lightly by the people who have it or the people who do it. Those in the lay media are responsible to do their homework on anyone whom they recommend as a surgeon. The people who spend a lot of money on advertising are sometimes the ones who are least able to perform the surgeries properly.