A plastic surgeon from Toronto, Canada is facing disciplinary action from the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons after 28 of her patients reported a botched procedure. One of the procedures resulted in the death of a 32-year-old real estate agent who died only a few hours after her liposuction procedure.
Dr. Behnaz Yazdanfar is under scrutiny from the College after receiving several extreme complaints about post-surgery pain and side effects. In the case of the woman who died after liposuction, her friends and relatives had reported that fluid was “oozing from the holes in her body” after the procedure. In another case, a 22-year old patient that underwent breast augmentation experienced extreme pain after the surgery, and one of her breasts was three times larger than the other. (Source: ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com).
Over two dozen other disturbing reports from patients of Dr. Yazdanfar have been documented. She is not a certified plastic surgeon, but does hold a medical degree. The Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons has ordered Dr. Yazdanfar to stop treating all patients until the outcome of the case has been determined.
All prospective patients considering plastic or cosmetic surgery are advised to conduct thorough research about their physician before paying any type of deposit or signing any agreement for treatment. All board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the United States must adhere to strict patient initiation protocol which includes an in-office consultation to determine if the patient is even a good candidate for the procedure, and the signing of a disclosure that states that results are not guaranteed.
While it is ultimately up to the patient and doctor to proceed with the procedure, patients can make a more informed decision by learning as much as possible about the doctor, reviewing case studies or testimonials, and looking at before and after photos to determine the doctor’s skill level and abilities to perform the procedure.