Silvina Luna, the famous actress, died Thursday at the age of 43 after years of battling chronic kidney disease caused by negligent cosmetic treatment in 2010. This case caused a serious disqualification in the field of cosmetic surgery. Sergio Korzin, Vice President of the Society Plastic surgery from Buenos Aires, performed in MDZ Radio and argued that “we cannot blame the specialty itself. First, we must separate doctors who are properly trained from those who are not.”
“Unfortunately in Argentina aesthetics is becoming more and more popular and there is a world of inappropriate, untrained professionals who dedicate themselves to non-invasive aesthetics without any training. The specialty is allowed by the National Public Health, but after that there are no specific ones. We must remind people to choose very carefully who will treat them, and that they should not be ashamed to ask what qualifications the surgeon has, because the one who has everything in okay, no problem it will show,” he added.
Referring to the actions that a professional in the specialty should perform, he emphasized: “The professional cannot do what the patient wants, because he does not have the ability to distinguish between what is right and what is not. You have to try to understand. what the patient wants and whether someone is able to give it to him. There is an old saying that says that we should not do to any patient what we would not do to our relative.”
“A professional risks his prestige and his heart, so it is very important to say no. Sometimes because the person doesn’t feel like a fit, sometimes because the patient has very high expectations,” he added.
Corzine explained that “an aesthetic procedure refers to anything that is necessary to improve aesthetics. There are surgical, invasive, mini-invasive and non-invasive procedures. It is important to understand that every medical procedure comes with risks and potential complications.”
Argentine Society Plastic surgery, covering the entire country, brings together surgeons who have officially received this title. “Members go through training, annual conventions, we talk about what can and cannot be done. But, unfortunately, most of the problems come from those who are not members of society, where we as such have no intervention. national health issue,” he said.
Finally, the surgeon mentioned the growth in the practice of this specialty in Argentina: “More and more men are being operated on. The question of age depends on what pathology and what you want to treat. For example, in young men and women, starting from the age of 18, the topic of the consultation may be the nose. Then in women, before pregnancy and especially after pregnancy, it is about the breast. In men, the issue of liposuction is very common. To remove these little fat folds and define the belly. And as we get older, there is eyelid treatment, blepharoplasty and facelift. So there is an increase in men, but it has not yet reached the level of women.