Physicians jump into ‘Wild West’ of cosmetic surgery — and some patients suffer

Every week, the emergency department at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center sees a patient who experienced a serious complication from cosmetic surgery that was performed by a physician with no background in the specialty, according to a March 31 Los Angeles Times report. It is one example of the consequences of physicians with no surgical training flocking to the cosmetics world and patients’ potential lack of awareness on the matter.