Is No Regulation Always A Good Thing?

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Libertarians and right-wingers are convinced that de-regulation is always a good thing.  But what about for surgery?

According to the BBC, when British woman Joy Williams went into the SP Clinic in Bangkok last October, she must have believed she was about to undergo a straightforward cosmetic operation, at a very reasonable price.  She must have believed it would be at a modern facility which has been widely used – and praised – by other patients from overseas.

But her wounds became infected and she died under anaesthetic as the clinic tried to correct what had gone wrong.

Her doctor, Sompob Sansiri, has been charged with recklessly causing her death, and the SP Clinic closed down. It turned out he was not licensed to carry out surgery.

Ms Williams was one of thousands of foreigners who come to Thailand every year for cosmetic surgery.

The prices are typically a third of what they cost in Europe or the US, the medical facilities are often first-class, and some Thai doctors have developed specialist expertise in some cosmetic procedures. However, this is not always the case.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/british-womans-cosmetic-surgery-death-in-thailand-sparks-warning-over-surgical-tourism-9815529.html

Man Spent $250K To Look Like A Ken Doll

prior to surgery

A 31-year-old flight attendant who was born in Brazil and lives in London reportedly went under the knife on Monday in Colombia for a six-in-one operation, including an eye augmentation and a procedure to cut his mouth to make his smile bigger.

After spending more than $250,000 on plastic surgery procedures, Rodrigo Alves has been dubbed the new “Human Ken Doll.”

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