4/1/2014

A 28-year-old New York woman died following plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic, prompting authorities to close the operating room where she was treated. The State Department's website cites several similar cases, and the CDC issued an alert last month after receiving reports that at least 19 women developed mycobacterial wound infections after receiving cosmetic procedures in the Dominican Republic. Even if doctors in other countries are certified, staff and facilities might not meet U.S. standards, warns plastic surgeon Braun Graham, past president of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Related Summaries