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Dr. Peter Fodor - Celebzter
February 18, 2013
Last week, on Valentine’s Day, Inside Edition ran the story about Cassandra Martinez who was about to give her fiancé a Valentine’s Day gift he will never forget – new breasts.
“It will definitely be a Valentine’s Day to remember, she revealed. “My boyfriend gave me a ring so I’m going to have surgery.”
This recent IE segment came to the attention of Dr. Peter Fodor, past president of ASAPS, who explains this unusual sort of ”gifting” is becoming a common and growing trend.
Dr. Fodor says, “It was interesting to see this piece. It is not common in our practice to have relatives and significant others cover charges for a cosmetic surgery procedure as a gift. When this happens, it is essential to make sure that the recipient is determined and motivated to have the surgery based on her own desires, as opposed to an attempt to please the other person.”
“There is nothing worse than someone receiving a gift of plastic surgery who did not anticipate that others assume that a certain “flaw” was bothersome enough to do this. It’s different if the person asks for this directly as a gift, but to assume and surprise someone with a surgery as a gift is fraught with all kinds of problems, the very least are terribly hurt feelings,” says Dr. Fodor.
Dr. Peter Fodor - Celebzter
February 13, 2013
A woman who posted a clip of her botched butt surgery on the internet is speaking out for the first time of the dangers of plastic surgery gone terribly wrong.
The woman, who is known as Renee, posted a video last year on YouTube, which showed her buttocks literally flipping up and down. She quickly became an internet sensation, with more than one million people viewing the disturbing clip.
Now three months later, Renee is speaking out about the ordeal in an interview with Trisha Goddard.
“Renee’s dream of having the perfect body was shattered when she realized something wasn’t right. Her quest for the perfect butt nearly cost her her life,” the accompanying caption on the clips reads.
During the teaser clips, the audience is seen gasping in horror as she shows off her over-sized implants.
And she details the moment she knew the something was terribly wrong.
“I was showing my girlfriend how I could reach up under the implant and it just kind of flipped and freaked me out,” she said. “I started getting really sick, I couldn’t breath.”
According to Radar Online, who were the first to post the clips, Renee issues a stern warning for those looking for the cheap way out when it comes to plastic surgery procedures.
“Love the skin you’re in. Please don’t go and do this stuff to yourself. If more people would come out and tell their stories then less women would go and do this,” she says.
This is a sentiment that Dr. Peter B. Fodor, a Century City, CA plastic surgeon and past president of ASAPS, loudly echoes, warning women to stay away from the “wild west” of aesthetic enhancement industry.
Many people undergoing an aesthetic procedure believe the doctor performing the procedure is a board certified plastic surgeon. Just because a doctor advertises a cosmetic procedure does not mean the doctor is qualified. Unfortunately, In most states, any licensed medical doctor is legally allowed to perform any procedures including plastic surgery without certification, and they are increasingly doing so, according to Dr. Peter B. Fodor.
As a result of the decline in insurance reimbursements many doctors are trying to find other ways to increase their income. Many are attracted to cosmetic procedures because they can set their own fees and are paid directly by the patients. The result is an onslaught uncertified medical doctors from ER doctors, internists and dentists to gynecologists and ophthalmologists opening medical spas and clinics offering non-surgical and even surgical cosmetic procedures.
“In my practice, redo surgery represents about 50 percent of the surgeries I perform,” said Dr. Fodor. Many of my colleagues report a significant increase in “redos” as a consequence of unskilled people performing cosmetic procedures that demand training and experience. In many cases damage has been done and, unfortunately, not all patients can be improved upon significantly enough to justify another operation.
“Many of my redo patients divulge that they have failed in their research when they selected their initial plastic surgeon and now, and as a result they are paying the price. Just as in playing tennis, other sports or music, it is not the racquet, musical instrument that plays the primary role in the quality of the performance; it is the person in control that matters the most.”
Dr. Fodor insists that women should adopt a “Buyer Beware” attitude when it comes to plastic surgery.
“Many people spend more time and energy getting quotes, recommendations, or opinions about an appliance they want to purchase than they do when choosing a plastic surgeon with whom they will have, in many cases, a life changing surgical procedure. Performing the due diligence required may be time-consuming but it is well worth the effort.”
Watch Renee’s account of botch surgery in the two clips below. The interviewed aired Wednesday.
Dr. Peter Fodor - American Health and Beauty
February 12, 2013
A Scarless Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery has a very high patient satisfactory rating; however, most women want to avoid large surgery incision scars
Although there are many revolutionary, non-surgical skin tightening devices on the market today, none of them are effective yet for breast reduction or lifting. Traditional breast reduction surgery typically leaves scarring around the areolas, then in an upside down "T shape" from the bottom of the areola down to a horizontal scar under the crease of the breast.
Who is the ideal patient for liposuction of the breast? Dr. Fodor states, "the young woman with good skin quality, no stretch marks and normal thickness because the thicker the dermis the better the skin shrinks."