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It’s crucial for anyone seeking plastic surgery in New York to be diligent in their search for one of the best doctors, whether they are seeking something as simple as a Botox injection or a more involved procedure such as liposuction. No recent story illustrates the dangers of settling for a less-then-qualified or uncertified cosmetic surgeon more than the tragic tale of Ecuadorian beauty queen, Catherine Cando Cornejo. She recently died from complications stemming from a plastic surgery procedure she won as a pageant prize.

Tragic story highlights the importance of choosing your surgeon carefully

Winner of the “Queen of Duran” competition in Ecuador back in October, Cornejo’s winnings included a free abdominal liposuction procedure in Guayaquil.

Nearly 10 hours after she was admitted to a Guayaquil clinic the otherwise healthy young woman had passed away. Her family claims her death is due to medical malpractice.

Cornejo, who was also a student and a model, died of cerebral edema ─ a swelling of the brain, according to the lawyer for the family. Local authorities are currently investigating the case.

Tips for selecting the right NYC plastic surgeon

American Society of Plastic Surgeons President, Scot Bradley Glasberg, MD, advises all patients to ask the following three questions when choosing a plastic surgeon:

  • Is the plastic surgeon board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Is the procedure being performed in an accredited facility?
  • Is the plastic surgeon a partner you can trust?

When plastic surgery procedures are performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in an accredited ambulatory facility, there is a less than half of one percent rate of serious complications. Therefore, it’s important to ensure the facility is accredited or licensed to provide the necessary care.

Choose one of the best Manhattan cosmetic surgeons

When you opt to have plastic surgery, you’re not only putting your physical appearance in the hands of the surgeon ─ your health is also at stake. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received her Medical Doctorate degree from Cornell University Medical College. She is a Board Certified female plastic surgeon and holds faculty appointments at Columbia University and several other fully accredited New York Hospitals.

Our practice offers high levels of communication, attention and patient satisfaction, ensuring you achieve your desired results. All of our procedures are performed at fully accredited facilities, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

Thinking about getting liposuction in NYC? As a leading Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Preminger performs a wide-variety of cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, facelift, Mommy makeover and more. Call (866) 201-9828 to schedule an appointment at our Upper East Side office today!

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If you are ready to make a change to your appearance, choose the best plastic surgeon and cosmetic team for your procedure. Aviva Preminger, MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers intricate procedures to reshape the face, breasts and body, as well as rejuvenating treatments to look your best at every age.

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