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.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The "Donda West Law"

California assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) has announced legislation to require preoperative clearance for all patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. This proposal, dubbed the "Donda West Law," is meant to save patients from future harm done by cosmetic surgery, and has been given the blessing by Donda West's son, rapper Kanye West (according to the Daily Bulletin).
This is a very interesting bill, considering less than a year ago the California legislature passed a law permitting oral surgeons (DDS dentists) to perform all forms of facial plastic surgery. Instead of forcing surgeons to make their patients undergo preoperative testing (some young, healthy patients may not need it), maybe they should instead make sure that anyone performing plastic surgery is a real, board-certified plastic surgeon? Unfortunately, the lobbyists won't allow that. Oh, how frustrating...

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

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