Bad plastic surgery stories have unfortunately become commonplace, but many countries have begun cracking down on doctors who perform cosmetic surgery in an effort to prevent them from happening.
In Auckland New Zealand, a patient underwent a breast augmentation and came of the procedure a complete mess. To cover up his mistake, the doctor made the patient sign a confidentiality agreement to prevent her going to the authorities. In exchange for silence, the plastic surgeon waived some of his fee.
The woman was too scared to speak out and it wasn’t until nearly a year that she eventually told a friend about her situation, which left her with wounds that wouldn’t heal. The friend eventually contacted Women’s Health Action Trust, whose director Jo Fitzpatrick has reported “She had weeping wounds she was a complete mess. She ended up getting so disfigured, she wouldn’t go out. It’s the worst case we’ve come across.”
The case comes amongst tightening of regulations to prevent unqualified physicians from performing plastic surgery.
Source: Sunday Star Timesnone