Who Performs Liposuctions Is New Concern
(2007-09-25) P. A14; Huber, Jordana
The death of 32-year-old Toronto real-estate agent Krista Stryland after a liposuction procedure at the Toronto Cosmetic Clinic on Sept. 20 is generating concerns about physicians who conduct cosmetic surgery even though they are not plastic surgeons. Stryland died in a local hospital's emergency room after she had complications in the clinic's recovery room. She had liposuction performed on her abdomen to remove fat. Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery former head Frank Lista stated that patients must be shielded from physicians who work outside their specialty areas. "There is a difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon," he noted.