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More Details on Usher’s Wife Tameka Foster’s Plastic Surgery Complications

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

More details are emerging regarding the complications suffered by Usher‘s wife Tameka Foster as she underwent liposuction surgery while in Brazil. Apparently her doctor, Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. Silvio Sterman, planned to perform liposuction on her while she was only two months postpartum. After being placed under general anesthesia she suffered a cardiac arrest and was revived via CPR. She was then placed into a drug-induced coma in order to run tests and make sure she was stabilized. She has now been discharged from the hospital and is said to be “doing very well.”

I do not perform any cosmetic surgery on women who are less than 6 months postpartum. There is no scientific studies which determine that 6 months is a mandatory time frame, but I believe the changes that occur in a woman’s body (both physical and hormonal) can persist for months after a baby is born. Liposuction just 2 months after giving birth? In my opinion that is too soon.

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.

 

Tameka Foster- Usher’s Wife – Update on Plastic Surgery Complications

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

There are a few news stories that are reporting the current status of Usher‘s wife, Tameka Foster, who had complications while undergoing plastic surgery in Brazil. They all state that she is in stable condition, which is good. Details are still sketchy, but they include a possible cardiac and respiratory arrest during liposuction surgery. The anesthesia has been implicated as a possible cause, and she may have been induced into a coma for 24 hours.

Hopefully she hasn’t suffered anoxic brain injury or another very serious complication. This story continues to develop, and I hope she comes out of it ok.

Story links: azcentral.com, stuff.co.nz
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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.

 

Usher’s Wife – Complications from Plastic Surgery in Brazil

Sunday, February 8th, 2009


Sources are reporting that Usher‘s wife, Tameka Foster, has suffered major complications from plastic surgery performed in Brazil. She gave birth only two months ago. A neurosurgeon has been flown from the U.S. to Brazil to help with the situation.

Details are still sketchy, but this case appears to highlight the dangers of having any medical procedure performed in another country. Plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery adhere to strict education, experience, safety, and ethical standards which just aren’t comparable to care given in other countries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has issued a cautionary statement to the public regarding ‘medical tourism.’ Also, your health insurance will probably not cover medical care given in another country and the complications that can ensue.

Why would a neurosurgeon be flown to Brazil for a plastic surgery-related complication? I’ll give some of my thoughts in tomorrow’s post.

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.