The Premiere Site For Celebrity Plastic Surgery By A Real Plastic Surgeon

I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Governator vs. Kanye?

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed the so-called Donda West Law (named after Kanye West's late mother who died shortly after having plastic surgery), passed by legislators several months ago. It would have required all patients to undergo a physical exam and get a doctor's clearance before plastic surgery. According to the L.A. Times,

In vetoing the measure, Schwarzenegger said this summer's historic, 85-day delay in passage of a state budget left him with time to enact only the highest-priority legislation for California."This bill does not meet that standard, and I cannot sign it at this time," states the veto message, which he applied to dozens of others Sunday.

There are lots of young, healthy people who undergo plastic surgery who don't need an actual preoperative clearance. I usually clear any patients who have pre-existing medical problems or are over 40 years old. Also, I always use a fully accredited surgical facility with a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Nice implants on that woman next to Arnold, by the way...

For more on the Donda West law, click here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.

1 comment:

r said...

Dr. Youn, I stumbled on your site by following links all over the internet which originated with a Google search on "Demi Moore breast implants." I think you're blog is actually very balanced, and especially so considering your profession. I was thinking about this particular post. How curious it is that Governor didn't have time to get to the proposed legislation. Hasn't The Govenator himself made use of plastic surgery?