Boys nat­u­ral physics wiz­zes

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

A WOMAN WOWOMAMAN says she “lost her face” af­ter a ram­pant in­fec­tion de­vel­oped in the wake of a se­ries of cos­metic treat­ments pro­vided by two doc­tors. The 47-year-old has so far spent more than $25,000 to cor­rect the dam­age af­ter she had per­ma­nent filler and platelet rich plasma in­jected into her face. A small pink dot de­vel­oped where she had re­ceived the cos­metic treat­ment and within days, her face be­came swollen and red. The doc­tor who pro­vided the last cos­metic treat­ment re­fused to see her again and she had to at­tend hos­pi­tal

The re­search re­ports on five pa­tients who de­vel­oped trou­ble­some in­fec­tions linked to the fillers that took years to re­solve and in­volved mul­ti­ple fol­low-up oper­a­tions cost­ing tens of thou­sands of dol­lars.

Pro­fes­sor Deva said the use of fillers must be reg­u­lated and treated as if they were a sur­gi­cal im­plant.

Doc­tors and clin­ics that use the prod­ucts should be re­quired to note the type of filler used on a spe­cial pass­port app on a pa­tient’s mo­bile phone so the risk of in­fec­tion and trou­ble­some prod­ucts can be tracked, he said. emer­gency de­part­ments four times for in­tra­venous an­tibi­otics. “He didn’t agree it was his mis­take – he tried bowl­ing the ball to the per­ma­nent filler,” she said. “No-one would ac­cept me, they di­rected me to emer­gency.” Four sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures were re­quired to drain the in­fec­tion, which kept re­turn­ing. The woman spent a year on an­tibi­otics and has been left with an asym­met­ri­cal face. She is now hav­ing fat re­moved from her stom­ach and in­jected into her face to

Pro­fes­sor Deva wants the fillers’ man­u­fac­tur­ers to refuse to sell their prod­ucts to doc­tors who won’t sign the pass­port.

The pres­i­dent of the Aus­tralian So­ci­ety of Plas­tic Sur­geons, Pro­fes­sor Mark Ash­ton, said he was see­ing an in­creas­ing num­ber of pa­tients with prob­lems caused by fillers, and he wants state gov­ern­ments to tighten reg­u­la­tions around the in­dus­try.

“It is im­por­tant to recog­nise that there is no such thing as risk-free cos­metic surgery,” he said. “Even non­sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures carry risk.” re­build it, and she re­quires ex­ten­sive laser treat­ment to re­move scars. “I had a pretty face, I lost my face, I lost the left side of my face,” she said of her or­deal. “I com­plained to the Health Care Com­plaints Com­mis­sion and they said the doc­tor was reg­is­tered and they would mon­i­tor him be­cause there was not strong ev­i­dence.” She now needs a facelift to re­build her face af­ter the dam­age caused by the in­fec­tion. (whow(( whoho on­lyo lnlnly MS ST THORN­TON OHORNRNTOTON to by her wants to be re­ferred she has been sur­name) says since a through a “night­mare” a hyaluronic doc­tor in­jected into her face filler, Der­malive, in 2003. of the Within six months ma­jor in­jec­tion, she had nod­ules lumps and in­fected through ap­pear on her face the in­jec­tion area. a beauty Al­though she was the 50ther­a­pist her­self, a plas­tic and year-old went to sur­geon who re­con­struc­tive to get worked in a hos­pi­tal the treat­ment. not “I was in a hos­pi­tal clinic. He some back­yard was any didn’t say there could chance that nod­ules said. de­velop,” Ms Thorn­ton and “When I went back he said I had saw him twice, and wanted to had a re­ac­tion in­jec­tion give me a steroid left me with that would have pit­ted skin.” sur­geon In 2014, a Syd­ney the nod­ules tried to re­move her on her face through not get mouth but could them all out. was still one She said there

Pa­tientsP ti should check that their doc­tor or nurse was reg­is­tered with the Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tioner Reg­u­la­tion Agency and the fa­cil­ity was ac­cred­ited, he said.

Dr Ron Feiner, dean of the Aus­tralasian Col­lege of Cos­metic Surgery, said com­pli­ca­tions re­lated to fillers were rare.

En­sur­ing the peo­ple do­ing the in­ject­ing were prop­erly trained and mem­bers of a col­lege like his were more press­ing is­sues than a regis­ter, Dr Feiner said.

“There are poorly trained peo­ple who have done a the big nod­ule towards and bot­tom of her face, and the be­tween the nose tubu­lar mouth there are lumps. “If I had a wealthy have taken hus­band, I would neg­li­gence. I him to court for Ms em­bar­rassed,” feel so Thorn­ton said. While the orig­i­nal $500, the treat­ment cost the at­tempts to re­pair far cost more dam­age have so surgery, an than $8000 for a hos­pi­tal anaes­thetist and stay. week­end course in­ject­ing,” he said.

Al­ler­gan, one of the com­pa­nies that man­u­fac­tur­ers the fillers, said it would wel­come any ini­tia­tive or tool that im­proves pa­tient out­comes.

“How­ever, these would need to be re­viewed and thor­oughly as­sessed by ex­pert health­care pro­fes­sion­als in the field,” the com­pany said.

On the safety of fillers, Al­ler­gan said any med­i­cal pro­ce­dure car­ried a risk and should al­ways be un­der­taken by a qual­i­fied and reg­is­tered health­care pro­fes­sional in a suit­able clin­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment.

The se­ri­ous and dis­fig­ur­ing med­i­cal prob­lems caused by fillers are the lat­est disas­ter to emerge in the scan­dal-prone cos­metic in­dus­try.

Sev­eral pa­tients of dis­count breast im­plant provider The Cos­metic In­sti­tute were last year taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter com­pli­ca­tions linked to the lo­cal anaes­thetic they were given.

A class ac­tion in­volv­ing 200 women dis­sat­is­fied with their breast im­plants was also launched in the New South Wales Supreme Court against The Cos­meti c In­sti­tute on Fri­day. BOYS have a nat­u­ral ad­van­tage at physics be­cause their abil­ity to uri­nate up walls helps them un­der­stand pro­jec­tile mo­tion, sci­en­tists have claimed.

So-called “play­ful uri­na­tion” gives them a head start over girls at sec­ondary school.

As a re­sult, pupils should be taught en­ergy con­ser­va­tion rather than New­to­nian mo­tion to stop girls be­ing dis­ad­van­taged, Scot­tish aca­demic Anna Wil­son said.

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