Monday, March 28th, 2011
Crazy story out of the Sun. A San Francisco mom admits to regularly injecting her eight year old daughter with mail-order Botox! According to the article, the mom stated:
“What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star.
“I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer. I’m sure people reading this will think I am being irresponsible, but I ensure that I test the Botox and fillers I buy online on myself first. All I want is for Britney to have the best start in life, so it is easier for her to become a superstar.”
Her daughter replied:
“My friends think it’s cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me. I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections. They used to hurt, but now I don’t cry that much. I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star.”
Yuck yuck yuck! There are so many things wrong with this. Where should I start? Maybe some bullet points:
-Botulinum toxin is one of the most powerful toxins in the world. The tiniest amount can cause paralysis and death, especially if administered with untrained hands. Cosmetically we inject the absolute smallest amount for maximal effect. Who knows what’s in this mail-order, likely-phony Botox?
-The article states it’s not against the law for the mom to be doing this. I disagree. While it may not be against the law to have your daughter undergo medical treatments, it is against the law to poison your child. Because this product is imported and therefore not FDA approved, it’s contents are unknown and should be considered poison.
-This may be a variant of Munchausen’s by proxy syndrome. This is psychiatric disorder where a parent subjects their child to unnecessary medical treatments as a way to fulfill the parent’s need for attention. It is considered a form of child abuse.
-I hope someone has already called up Child Protective Services on this nightmare mom!
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Sunday, January 16th, 2011
Sad case in Florida recently. A young woman underwent liposuction and died. According to HLN sources, the physician had his hospital privileges recently revoked. My sympathies to her husband, who is obviously very distraught about this terrible tragedy.
Make sure to do your homework. Only have your plastic surgery performed by a real plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and in an accredited surgery center. You may be taking unnecessary risks if you do anything otherwise. A ‘cosmetic surgeon’ is NOT the same as a real plastic surgeon.
Thank you to the HLN ISSUES staff and Jane Velez Mitchell for having me on your program again!
Friday, December 31st, 2010
This is a recent appearance I made on HLN’s ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell. I join the distinguished panel in discussing the troubled Heidi Montag. Troubled fame junkie or plastic surgery victim? I’d bet on the former. Also, see if you catch Jane Velez-Mitchell revealing what plastic surgery SHE had!
Thank you to Jane Velez-Mitchell and the staff at her show!