Swimsuit Model Unhappy with Breast Implant Brand; Awarded $50,000 After Suing Plastic Surgeon
California swimsuit model Shannon Zien has successfully sued plastic surgeon Dr. Brett Stompro for placing the wrong brand of breast implant into her. During surgery for a leak in one of her previously placed breast implants, the plastic surgeon attempted to place a type of implant less likely to leak. When he was unable to do so, he replaced the leaky implant with another one of the same brand. The patient sued for mental anguish.
Fake Plastic Surgeon Sentenced to Probation and Deportation
Atiwat Phuwieng, a native of Thailand, has been sentenced to probation, a $30,000 fine, and deportation in a Utah court after being convicted of practicing medicine without a license. Phuwieng, who has never had a license to practice medicine in any jurisdiction, was charged with performing plastic surgery procedures on mostly Asian immigrants.