Danger of Doctors ‘Practice Drift’ to Cosmetic Surgery

Increasingly, doctors are being tempted to add in-office or non-surgical cosmetic procedures to their practice – regardless of their specialty – a phenomenon known as “practice drift”. Surprised that a gastroenterologist could perform a tummy tuck? There are no laws in the United States that require doctors to practice medicine only within their fields. How… Learn More »

Patient Risks in Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Everyone knows, or should know, that there is risk inherent in any surgical procedure. It seems that fewer people are aware of the risks in non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections or laser treatments. People who wouldn’t consider a traditional face lift – which can leave patients with permanent scarring and damage, and… Learn More »