Dinora Rodriguez walked into her surgeons office with two 40-year-old breasts… she left with a uniboob, nerve damage, and a cautionary tale about unqualified surgeons.
The Daily Mail reports that the surgeon cut across two “pockets” of breast tissue which allowed for the implants to fuse together and create a uniboob. The surgeon also cut across nerves which caused Rodriguez extreme pain. But the unqualified surgeon wasn’t done with her nightmare modifications. The surgeon also performed an impromptu (and not asked for) nip/tuck procedure on Dinora’s eyelids, which she also screwed up, and now Rodriguez’ eyes will never again fully close.
Rodriguez is now featured in an advertising campaign by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to warn women about unqualified doctors. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons said:
“Rodriguez had breast implant surgery from a non-board-certified plastic surgeon and woke up horrified to learn that her implants were merged together.”
Here is a picture from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons from before Dinora’s surgery.
Here is an image of Dinora after the surgery, complete with uniboob.
Rodriguez sued her surgeon and was able to recover enough to have reconstructive surgery. Still, Rodriguez regrets using an unqualified surgeon. Rodriguez said:
“My biggest mistake is that I didn’t check any of her credentials. I found out later that she had done really bad surgeries on some other people too.”
Malcom Z. Roth, the president of ASPS, said that Rodriguez’ story is a perfect example of “white coat deception.” Just because someone is wearing a white coat, doesn’t mean that they are a qualified doctor.
“Patients are getting injured, some are dying during procedures performed by non-board-certified plastic surgeons. We want patients to understand what to ask their doctor and what to look for so that they can maximize their chance of a safe and successful procedure.”
It is currently legal in 48 states for doctors, who are not certified by the board of plastic surgeons, to practice plastic surgery. Do you think Dinora’s uniboob horror story will convince women to be more careful when picking a surgeon?