Fort Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- A leading Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon warns the public against attempting do-it-yourself plastic surgery in reaction to a recent news report that a Los Angeles-based woman who was amputated because of using unapproved silicone filler.
Dr. Todd Sawisch says trying on unapproved silicone filler could pose a lot of risks, especially if an untrained individual attempts to use it on another person. It was in reaction to a recent CNN report that cited the case of Apryl Brown of Los Angeles who had her hands and feet amputated after a staph infection as a result of using an unapproved silicone filter.
One of the most respected and accomplished plastic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale, Sawisch says that Brown’s case shows that many patients now bypass doctors to save money and perform what they believe are basic medical procedures.
In the CNN report, Brown said that she got the idea of doing the silicone injections by herself from a client whom she met while working in a salon. The now 47-year-old says she had always wanted to have a shapelier behind.
Sawisch says that most of these unapproved silicone injections come from online retailers, with patients fooled into the idea that they can correct their impurities without the help of doctors.
The plastic surgery Fort Lauderdale expert says anyone who has insecurities with his or her body should seek the help of a doctor or plastic surgeon. This can lessen the risks of side effects caused by the use of silicone and other beauty enhancement procedures.
About Dr. Todd Sawisch
A leading facelift Fort Lauderdale authority, Dr. Todd Sawisch is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He also belongs to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
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