In the last two years aesthetic procedures have increased substantially in Yucatan, however, 8 out of 10 operations reportedly are made under irregular rules. If you are considering a procedure, TYT encourages you to read this post and do a thorough check on the practitioner you are consulting…
MERIDA — Members of the College of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of Yucatan headed by Dr. Carlos Alberto Marenco Belt are warning patients that due to taste or necessity sseek some aesthetic procedure not to fall into the hands of phony surgeons.
“We are concerned because there has been an increase in surgeries poorly performed or performed in inadequate conditions that have brought complications during the last two years,” said Marenco Belt, the surgeons’ representative, when talking about the reasons why people prefer to take risks when putting in the hands of those who practice these procedures without sufficient training.
‘There are several reasons, among these because people who engage in the practice of invasive or non-invasive aesthetic procedures, do so by advertising through social media, newspapers, even by means of advertisements where they offer ‘low prices’, but also because they do not show their certificates, they do not show the certificates of their studies, much less because they do not belong to any recognized school or group,” he said.
He noted that now they are treating more cases of patients who have complications due to surgeries and poorly practiced procedures and whose symptoms range from minimal infections and bruises to major ones such as septicemia, scarring and even the death of the person.
Since two years ago, the opening of places such as spas and clinics has increased, without adequate equipment and facilities, but they advertise and perform all kinds of aesthetic procedures, endangering the health and life of patients.
The specialist on behalf of the members of the College said that among the surgeries that are most practiced and for which there has been a rebound in activity are the application of botulinum toxin, eyelid lift, bichectomy, fat extraction, liposculpture, breast augmentation and reduction, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks.
Although they do not know how many people who, without being certified surgeons, are exercising this function, legislator Manuel Díaz Suárez, who is president of the Health Commission in the Yucatan legislature, said that what they do know is that some doctors who did not finish their medicine studies, or they did but do not have the years of specialty required to obtain the license as an aesthetic surgeon, suddenly realized that it was good business to put a spa or an office and they began to practice the procedures described above.
He acknowledged that the law and legal gaps leave some patients defenselessness after problems with these ‘doctors’. He added that even many affected people avoid making complaints. So now they will be given the task of investigating more about it before proposing reforms to the General Health Law regarding aesthetic surgery, the legislator added.