A family physician who was performing liposuction and other cosmetic surgery procedures was recently punished by the CPSO, after being found guilty of incompetence and failing to uphold the medical standard of practise in relation to her care of multiple cosmetic surgery patients. One of her patients died from her incompetence after a liposuction procedure.
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Her punishment was medical license suspension for two years, but she will be able to assist in surgery after the two years have elapsed. Dr. Tong feels that the punishment was too light, and that she should not have the ability to practise medicine again.
Only fully trained surgeons should be performing surgery. Additionally, Dr. Tong strongly believes that only plastic surgeons, who are trained in the full spectrum of cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, should be performing the full breadth of cosmetic surgery procedures.
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