Nose-job mishap in Malaysia | Rhinoplasty gone wrong

From Yahoo! News:
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"It was a case of cosmetic surgery gone wrong.

A businesswoman in Singapore, who only wanted to be known as Guo, had approached the aesthetic clinic in Kuala Lumpur to get a “smaller” and “better looking” nose.

Instead, a botched rhinoplasty procedure has now left the 48-year-old with a nasty infection and a swollen, scarred nose.

According to Malaysian newspaper Sin Chew Daily, Guo had spent RM 16,000 (S$6,500) on rhinoplasty, skin whitening and slimming procedures at the beauty centre in Petaling Jaya on 14 September and 1 October.

At a press conference, Guo said that her nose turned black after the second injection of hyaluronic acid in October. She also felt dizzy then.

When it became apparent that the staff were clueless on the next step, Guo left the aesthetic clinic and, with her friends, returned home the following day.

Guo, who sells health-care products in Singapore, said she wasn’t sure if those who attended to her were qualified personnel.

After the procedure, she continually experienced side effects including pain in the teeth and severe pain in her nose, reported The New Paper.

“Even simple activities, like breathing, are harder now… I can’t sleep well at night and am suffering from high blood pressure,” said Guo.

The mishap has also affected her self-esteem and she does not leave her home. She also puts on a mask whenever she has to leave the house to meet clients.

She now needs daily injections and medication until her nose problem completely clears up.

Doctors she consulted said she will need to see a plastic surgeon to fix the damages done.

Two weeks after the botched surgery, Guo claimed that she tried to discuss matters with the clinic but they refused to take responsibility for what happened. The clinic only informed her that they would arrange for doctors to examine her.

When Guo visited the clinic again on 5 November to hand them a S$2,000 receipt for treatment she received in Singapore, which she had been instructed to do, the clinic did not say if she will be compensated.

Guo has since sought help from the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) Public Services and Complaints Department.

Head of the department Michael Chong said that a lawyer has been arranged to follow up on the case, which will be reported to the health authorities in Malaysia.

He also cautioned those considering aesthetic treatment to look for qualified doctors instead of choosing the easy way out.

He said that the department had received eight complaint cases against aesthetic clinics last year, and five this year."


Source: Singaporean-in-botched-procedure-mishap-in-Malaysia
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Commentary:
If you opt to go to unqualified medical practitioners for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures at unregistered clinics, you are putting a lot at risk. There are many who promise the sky but are you sure what they say is true? They are interested in your money or are they really interested in your beauty?

I would advise you to visit the Malaysian Association of Plastic, Aesthetic & Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons and the National Specialist Register websites to check if the names of the doctors were listed to ensure that the person conducting the procedures are qualified.

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