Do It Yourself Plastic Surgery?

There was an interesting segment on 20/20 regarding Do It Yourself plastic surgery. Some of the stories are unbelievable, with some horrific results. I find it amazing that people would buy items on the internet and inject themselves with them. I don’t mind giving injections and performing surgery, but I still can’t look when I get a flu shot.

Make sure to always choose a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To do anything else would be taking an unnecessary risk. You don’t want to end up looking like the poor Korean woman in the video! (yes, a bit of an exaggeration, I know)

For the 20/20 segment on streaming video, click here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.

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  1. I participated on a board where women were talking about giving themselves TCA peels with kits they bought on the internet! Several were unsure of how to mix the ingredients and didn't understand the units, some left the peel on too long … it was scary!!

    Comment by Anonymous on December 15, 2009 at 2:02 am

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