Plastic Surgery Nightmares: What Now?
"Absolutely. It is a very competitive market, and one of the reasons is we have non-plastic surgeons entering in the cosmetic surgery arena," Dr. Ordon explains.
"Let's talk about that, because I think people at home don't know. If you go to the phone book, and you look up plastic and reconstructive surgeons, those are individuals who are board certified, correct?" Dr. Phil asks.
Both doctors say no. "The yellow pages doesn't check," Dr. Ordon explains. "If you're doing some kind of plastic surgery, even if it's Botox injections, or you limit yourself to eyelids or liposuction, you can list yourself under the section â€˜Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.'"
"The question is, what do they do now?" Dr. Phil asks about the three women.
"I think for everybody here, there is definite room for significant improvement," Dr. Ordon says. "In the case of the abdominal case, that scar has widened. That scar can be revised. That bad scar can be removed in time to leave her with a much straighter, thinner line." He tells Jama, "In your case, with multiple scars, asymmetry, uneven scars, scars that are raised, again, scar revision will help them to a certain degree, and then there are other things you can do to improve qualities of scars. There's laser [treatment,] there are medications that you can put on to improve that."
"I think it's up to the courts to decide, and I think that will be determined by the medical board," he says. "I am very shocked and very dismayed
Dr. Ordon says, "I think this is good wake-up call for anybody considering plastic surgery, but now is the time to talk about the proactive things that you can do, and I think we talked about some of them: board certification, accredited facility, do you homework, ask
Dr. Phil asks Dr. Ordon, "Would you let Dr. Adams operate on one of your loved ones?"
He pauses. "Well, probably not because I have other choices," he says.
"How about you?" Dr. Phil asks Dr. Hicks.
"Dr. Phil, you put me in a very difficult position because he is my relative, and until all the facts are proven, I can't really answer that question," he says.