Cosmetic surgery is a $20 billion dollar industry and the total cosmetic surgeons all around the world are seeing a significant rise every year. That may lead you thinking that breast augmentation must have gotten safer these days, but a woman in China was caught in turmoil after realizing that her surgeon is not medically trained to perform the surgery and is actually a dentist!
The incident happened two years ago to a woman who wishes to be known only as Lee. According to Nanyang, Lee underwent a 60,000 Yuan (approx. RM37,000) breast enlargement surgery at a local plastic surgery clinic in Hangzhou, China.
The surgery was a success but little did Lee know that it would lead to such devastating aftermath. A few days after the procedure, Lee’s wounds started excreting pus and her nipples and areolae began to blacken.
Worried by the condition, Lee returned to the surgeon for a medical check to see if the condition was normal.
“You should wait until the skin comes off, then your breasts would be fair and flawless,” said the surgeon.
Trusted the surgeon’s words, Lee waited patiently until January 2017 and the condition only got worse. This time, even the surgeon was terrified by it and referred her to a hospital instead.
After inspection at the hospital, the doctor told Lee that her nipples and areolae tissues were already dead. They had to perform a surgery on the regions immediately to remove the dead cells and secure her breast and implants.
When Lee was pushed out from the surgical room, she no longer had areolae and her nipples were permanently disfigured. Worst of all, she no longer had stimulus in the regions.
The 33-year-old, still single woman, was devasted by the news. She was afraid that her condition would hinder her romantic pursuit.
She later found out that the surgeon that performed her breast augmentation wasn’t even a qualified plastic surgeon. He was exposed as a dentist who specializes in oral cavity instead.
Lee successfully sued the spurious surgeon but the meted sentence was unduly light. The dentist was charged with a 3,000 Yuan fine (approx. RM1,850) and there is no jail time needed to be served.
Disappointed by the court’s decision, she is now making an appeal to the court to claim 30,000 Yuan (approx. RM18,500) from the clinic in order to cover her second surgery at the hospital.
We wish her luck in her legal proceeding and even more so on her romantic pursuit. We think that the dentist should have his license removed. Don’t you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comment below.