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Posted by: Laura | 2005/12/07

plasyic surgery

i had a tummy tuck and lipo several years ago(2 or 3yrs) and i have been sick ever since. i have been crooked and i have cronic muscles spasms. i can hardly walk. i do not know what to do, i can't live like this! can you help?

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Dear Laura

You need to see a doctor urgently, preferably a plastic surgeon who will understand what the complications may be after a tummy tuck. If it is found that you have an infection or damage due to the surgery and procedures you were under 3 years ago, you may press malpractice charges against the doctor who performed the surgery. To do so you need to contact the Health Professionals Council of South Africa or speak to your lawyer.

For now, see another doctor and get a second opinion too.

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