French Implants recalled


Hundreds of thousands of french made breast implants have been recalled – sending women all over the globe into a panic.  These implants which are no longer in use in France, have been linked to an increased rate of rupture, and possible increased incidence of cancer.

But good news for readers – as you may recall from my interviews with several of the surgeons (as written in the book) – none of the surgeons I interviewed used french implants.  The majority used FDA approved implants (only one brand currently FDA approved.)  Several others use german made implants*.. But this is an example of the details I’ve ferreted out for my readers..

* Brand information and other details are available in the book, “Bogota: a hidden gem guide to surgical tourism.”

More stories about fake docs including this one about a phony performing liposuction while smoking a cigar on AWAKE patients..

This guy was actually a doctor, but that didn’t stop ten of his patients from dying after bariatric procedures..

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Interview with Dr. Freddy Sanabria


Here’s some of the highlights from one of today’s interviews – with Dr. Freddy Sanabria, a charming young plastic surgeon operating here in Bogota – across the street from Santa Fe de Bogota, as a matter of fact.

He does a wide range of procedures including plastic / aesthetic surgery of face and body as well as offering a variety of injectables, laser procedures, and other treatments.

He has a full OR set up contained within two floors of the Centro Medico de La Sabana building.  The equipment was refreshing modern, along with the facility itself, with good lighting and nice sized ORs.

His English is excellent, and polished, courtesy of several training stints in the US as a medical student, and later, as a resident.  He has a series of infomercials on YouTube in Spanish with English subtitles..

I won’t be able to tell you much more until I take a trip to the OR. (and I’m saving the best details for the book!)