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With the encouragement of friends, Carol went to a doctor for the kind of cosmetic procedure that thousands of women and men have every day. She also made the mistake that many people make: She didn't consult a board-certified plastic surgeon.
The doctor injected substances into Carol's face that were not FDA approved. She had a bad reaction that caused her face to become distorted. Worse still, the doctor had no idea what caused the reaction or how to treat it. Carol's life changed forever.
Cosmetic procedures should be safe, but it's important to do your homework. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.