Is Plastic Surgery Overseas Dangerous | Dr. Myla Bennett Atlanta | Ederra Bella Johns Creek GA-Part1

Is Plastic Surgery Overseas Dangerous | Dr. Myla Bennett Atlanta | Ederra Bella Johns Creek GA-Part1

Hello Facebook, I am Dr. Myla Bennett of Ederra
Bella Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, and I am coming to you today to talk about a subject
that is a very passionate topic for me. I want to first start off by saying that this
is by no means a commercial for me or my practice; this is basically a type of public service
announcement. I over the last several months have been interacting
with a lot of different women who, on social media and in-person, about plastic surgery
and specifically plastic surgery abroad, but this Facebook live is about a little bit more
than plastic surgery abroad, it’s actually because the problem doesn’t just happen abroad
it actually happens in the United States as well and so this is really just about how
to choose safely when trying to get plastic surgery. So this morning, well actually yesterday I
actually spent half of my day helping a lady who had gotten surgery in Colombia in December,
like a month ago and she was disfigured and she was left with draining wounds and dead
tissue and all kind of stuff, and back in the United States and nobody would help her. And normally the policy in my office is that
I don’t usually see patients when they’re freshly post-op from another surgeon, whether
they’re from the United States or whether they had surgery in the United States or somewhere
else, but in this particular situation I decided to go ahead and see her and I’m glad I did,
I consider her a friend now and I’m going to help her through her journey for healing. But the whole situation has really opened
my eyes to the fact that I think part of the reason why God called me to be a plastic surgeon
is to help shine light on this very dangerous issue, because the reason why a lot of women
go to certain places, and when I say places I’m not talking about a particular country
because there’s places in the United States that are just as dangerous, it’s because of
the financial benefit of going to certain places. And then for a lot of the women it’s not
necessarily a financial thing, sometimes they just want the type of body that these doctors
create. And so my plea is for you guys to hear me,
don’t think about this as me trying to get patients because I actually don’t really do
Brazilian butt-lifts, I don’t really like them so that’s not my goal at all, to get a bunch
of people to come to me for a BBL that’s not at all my goal. My goal is that if that’s what you desire
and you want to look that way, that you wake up from it and you get to actually enjoy the
body. And not be somewhere in the ICU or in the
casket because somebody said they would do aggressive lipo or somebody said they would
do it cheaper or somebody said they would do all the stuff that you think you need in
one surgery, when really maybe it should be two or three surgeries and I want you to be
equipped to do research that is actually is effective. Over the past year one of the phrases that
tends to drive me up a wall is when people say I did my research, because most of the
time when they think they’ve done research it really isn’t research at all but they don’t
know any better, there’s no way for you to know that unless somebody explains to you
how to properly research for a plastic surgeon that does cosmetic surgery. My argument to you is that your sole source
of choosing a surgeon shouldn’t be real self and it shouldn’t be these groups on Instagram
and Facebook and wherever else these groups are, and it shouldn’t be solely from before-and-after
pictures. The first thing that I think you should do
before you do any of that stuff and I didn’t say you can’t do those things, but that shouldn’t
be how you decide if you’re going to choose a surgeon. The first thing you should do is find out
if they are a real plastic surgeon, a plastic surgeon not a cosmetic surgeon, a plastic
surgeon. One way that you can know for sure for sure
that they are a plastic surgeon is to go to the American Board of plastic surgery website
and type their name into the search, and if it doesn’t come up at the very least they’re
not a board-certified plastic surgeon, they still may be a plastic surgeon they might
not have been board-certified yet, the board certification process for plastic surgery
is a rigorous, lengthy one, it takes almost like about a year and a half to get board
certified in plastic surgery once you’re done with all your training. But if you don’t see them on that site, if
somebody you’re thinking about getting cosmetic plastic surgery from you don’t see on that
site, maybe you should start thinking about one of the other people you were considering
for plastic surgery. Now sometimes doctors will say they are board
certified by the American Board of cosmetic surgery that is not a board that is recognized,
that’s not a real board that’s one that some people just made up. It’s not like recognized by the governing
body over all of the doctors, that’s not a recognized board and almost any doctor can get into that
board whether they’re qualified to do cosmetic surgery or not. I’m not sure who created it, but my hunch
is that it was created by somebody who couldn’t be board certified in plastic surgery and
that’s a way for them to be able to say they’re board-certified when you ask them the question. When you say are you board certified they
can say yes I’m a board certified cosmetic surgeon, it’s a fake board, its crap. So I’m not going to waste my money or energy
getting board certified by that board because I’m a board certified plastic surgeon, so
there’s no point in me doing that right. I used to think you could go onto a doctors
website and figure out if the doctor is a real plastic surgeon, but in the last few
months I found a few doctors I know for a fact aren’t surgeons at all and they literally
just bold-faced lied on their website and say board-certified plastic surgeon, like literally just lie. First of all, if they’re not even honest about
their title you shouldn’t trust them with your body and your life, if they are tricking
you into believing that they’re one thing and they’re something totally different, that
should make you question their ethics and morals and whether or not you should entrust
your life with them. There is no body shape, there’s no body that
is worth dying over, it’s just not. So if you’re dealing with the person who’s
so fake that they won’t even tell you what kind of doctor they really are or if you’re
on their page and you can’t figure out what they trained in, that’s the sign that you
should go somewhere else. And then people will say well like my friend
got everybody done by someone and it came out good so you know I did my research and
I had a couple friends who went to them and they were cool, okay so your friends got away
like I’m not saying every single person they touch is going to end up dead or in ICU, but
if like a third of them or half of them or some unreasonable number of people die or
have major complications, then that means you’re just basically playing Russian roulette. So they might knock it out the park on you
or they might kill you, like I don’t think it’s worth laying down if you know that you
actually have a real chance at not waking up, just so that your waist can be small and
your butt can be big, which by the way I personally think the Brazilian butt-lift is a Jeri curl
of 2016-2017, I already see many ladies come in and ask me if I can make their butts smaller,
like it’s a fad people aren’t going to still be doing this in two years, like it’s already
on a downswing. So now you have risked your life to get something
that will not even really like in a few years, it just doesn’t make any sense. Just today, so a person, this page that I’m
a member of they posted the results some really bad complications from this one patient and
then there were people on there who were like blaming the patient, well she should have
made sure she was healthy enough to get surgery, that’s not her job to make sure she’s healthy
enough to get surgery, your only job when you come to me is to be honest when I ask
you questions as I am trying to figure out if you’re healthy enough to get surgery. You’re not a doctor you don’t know that, you
don’t know anything about surgery, you don’t know anything about physiology and what happens
in healing, you don’t know anything about any of that stuff. So to blame the patient saying she should
have known if she was healthy enough to get surgery is absurd, like if the doctor didn’t
take the energy to figure out if this person was healthy enough for surgery, that’s the
doctors fault that’s why we spent so many years training. My training, I did ten years of school after
high school, then I did a five-year residency in general surgery and plastic surgery, and
then I did a one-year fellowship so after I graduated from medical school I had six
years of operating every single day. You know why they call it residency because
we’re practically living in the hospital, you never leave, and you just operate all
day long every day. I went weeks sometimes where I worked seven
days a week and I was operating seven days a week, so then how can you expect somebody
who has no training at all to be able to decide if a person is safe to get a surgery or not,
it was ridiculous. Like to go and blame, I’m not saying that
patients can’t do things to cause complications absolutely they can, but to go and say
the person should have known if she was healthy enough to get surgery, that’s the
doctors fault if the person’s not healthy enough to get surgery, if they don’t take
the time to figure out if a person is a good candidate, that’s the doctors fault. It’s the patient’s fault if the patient lies
about their medical history to the doctor, now that could be the patient’s fault if you’re
not honest because you know the doctor is not psychic. But I think this issue is a doctor and a patient
issue, because patients will knowingly go to doctors who are popular, even though they
know they have these horrific complications because they did some of them really well
and then they just ignore the people that they kill, they ignore the people that they
disfigure, they ignore the people that they hurt, they ignore all that and they just focus
on the people that they did a good job on, a physical good job on, which even with some
of those I even argue whether or not that’s really a good job. Because if you are knowingly taking a risk,
like an unreasonable risk to do super aggressive lipo on somebody and go and shove multiple
liters of fat into one area knowing or maybe they don’t know because maybe they weren’t
really even trained in it, but knowing full well that if I go and put two liters of fat
in one butt cheek there’s a high risk that a lot of that fat is going to die and guess
what happens when the fat dies, you create these big cysts, they get infected, you get
draining sinuses then that’s when you end up, all tissue, all cells need blood supply. So if the fat is living on no blood supply
for about three weeks, it’s living on the blood supply of the tissues that are intact
around it, so if you go and put a big old glob of fat and the closest blood vessel is
where the top of my fingers are and down where my thumb is, all of this in the middle has
no blood supply guess what it’s going to die. So that’s how you end up with getting these
oil cysts and these draining sinus tracks and these hard spots and all that stuff that
to me is unacceptable because a trained plastic surgeon knows that you can’t go and put two
liters in one plane and think it’s going to all live, in fact most of it is going to die. So then you go and you start putting it into
multiple layers and the reason why doctors do that is so that if you’re putting it in
different layers and it’s like a 7-layer cake, if you’re putting in all these layers let’s
say the icing is the blood vessel layer, so then you got cake and then some icing and
cake now so you got fat and then blood vessel, fat and then blood vessel, fat and blood vessel
well then the fat can live that way. But then what happens when untrained cosmetic
surgeons hear, oh if I put any more planes then the fat will live, so then they start going
deeper and deeper and deeper and then you start hearing about paralysis, so I saw that
this morning and it made my blood boil.


  • LaVern Reid says:

    Thank 😇🙏💜

  • kimberly jones says:

    Great advise

  • Lotus Bee says:

    Nice behinds will never go out of style.

  • themisses says:

    You are absolutely right 💯 and I thank God for you and having a heart and having a heart to help that lady…cause I learned of this procedure in 2002 when it wasn't popular and till wanting my procedure… Research is everything… However I'm learning that a lot of small kids babies and families are missing mom because these doctors have taken there life….and it seems their life being taken is being swepted under the Rug…

  • Shay Na'Bre says:

    Thank you Dr.Bennett!

  • Zannnnah says:

    [email protected] Jerri curl of plastic surgery!

  • Marsha Willis says:

    Good info. Thanks

  • Ruth Canales says:

    Great information! Thank you for making it. It really opened my eyes!

  • Kupkake Stanley says:

    thank you so much

  • Kupkake Stanley says:

    I have a problem with eating food people say is good, let alone a doctor! I got to do some digging because my back is killing me

  • Taisha Clark says:

    GOD bless you do you do tummy tucks?

  • AddieMay Say says:

    I appreciate this. I recently have been considering plastic surgery. A tummy tuck and breast augmentation or lift. I'm completely ignorant of what to look for but I refuse to just go to Dr Miami because he's poppin. This is my life and I've read where people have died

  • 24k Gold says:

    Thank you. I think I am just going to hit the gym now lol

  • Roychanetta Bryant says:

    hey do u do bbl ???

  • Kourteney Parker says:

    Thank you Godbless you

  • monika dunns says:

    Very informative, I am planning on having a BBL and as you said make sure they are board certified before handing your life over to them. When it comes to I letting my doctor knows about my medical history I always included even things that may not be important. Patient need to be honest with doctors because when they asked questions, they know the reason for those questions. They need to have a good idea if you are a suitable candidate for whatever they needed doing.

  • sharez williams says:

    hi I'm thinking about going to Cuba for my plastic surgery the hospital carsia I believe it is what's your take on that

  • sharez williams says:

    is this search for all the listed plastic sergon

  • sharez williams says:

    well I'm looking for the best the safest but also price wise any other suggestions or something in Miami

  • Jaequan Willy says:

    What's your opinion on plastic surgeries done by teaching hospitals in NYC like NYEE, NYU, Presbyterian, Lenox hill, montifiore and mount sanai

  • Tracey Greene says:

    My cousin went to the DR Dec 12th had surgery on the 13th flew home on the 24th and was dead Jan 1st 2018 just so senseless. Ty for this video

  • Raylene Crowder says:

    I appreciate you more than you know! Thank you for this video and thank you for your honesty. I have been contemplating a BBL for quite a few years now, but I am a type 2 diabetic and my own mother passed away from a pulmonary embolism after a surgery (not plastic surgery). Since my mother's passing I have had my 3rd and final c-section with no complications but I am scared of something going wrong and having an embolism myself. I literally just told myself today how do I know that I am doing proper research on the internet?… Thank you for this video and your professional words of wisdom

  • Julie Gurley says:

    I checked out the website for the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and asked about surgeries for increased feminization of the face.  Guess what, they all claim they do that.  That website does not tell you anything about the quality of work.  It only tells you if they are "board" certified.  Maybe everyone is qualified to do all plastic surgery procedures but not all have the experience of those who specialize in a certain branch of plastic surgery.  Do all do a "nose" job as well as everyone else?  Of course not.  Highly qualified doctors like Dr. Myla Bennett should work with the ABPS so that people can see what areas the doctors normally practice, as well as their success rate (measured by objective criteria).  This material should be easily found but it isn't.  Most of us have to go by word of mouth and there are a lot of horror stores as a result.  The failure is the "board" not providing the guidance to a surgeon.  We go to Madame Google and most of us make decisions about going to Mexico, Columbia, Thailand, France, Germany, an so on and on.  Consumers of plastic surgery need the tools to accurately assess who is good enough and who we can afford.  Not everyone does everything well.

  • A J says:

    Thank you for your VALUABLE input. I have been considering this surgery for years now and I really thought I "did my research". You touched on so many things I wasn't even aware of. You have helped me in my decision making process and actually I'm NOT going through with the procedure at all. I will happily continue to take my flat butt to the gym and be happy with what I was born with. Learning to love myself has been a rough process with today's social media platforms ALOT of women buy into the concept of being inadequate and begin to be"LIE"ve they need to improve or look a certain way. This platform has gotten out of control and the manipulation and deadly influence are extremely dangerous. Anyway, I choose LIFE!!!!. I'd rather be alive with a flat butt than dead with a bigger one. There is so much more to life. Ladies please listen to this word from a true professional and choose life also.

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  • Gpink26 Forever says:

    Dr. Bennett, I just want to know did you hire Sundance at ur office?

  • wanda j says:

    I hate when i hear girls say they went on real self to research and yes I hate when people blame the patient. thanks and much respect for u taking time out your day to post these videos.

  • clean eating means washing my food says:

    Jerrycurl of plastic surgery Its a fad…… dieeed lmaoo LUV YA REALNESSS

  • Monteal Nail Goddessatl says:

    Thank you

  • Nicole McClinton Wilks says:

    Wow a big eye opener for me…. I like the fact that you are able to talk about it so openly and honest …thank you…I've been thinking about the tummy tuck for about 3years.


    Thanks ! I will never get a tummy tuck .I'll just work a little harder at the gym.

  • Serenity Bee says:

    What do u think about the hcg weight loss injections

  • State of Peaches says:

    Thanks for being so honest.

  • RudyLovesYou says:

    I appreciate you sooooo much for making this video


    I know exactly what I said.

  • D Henny says:

    gorgeous skin

  • Neen says:

    Thank you for this video! Really helpful. God bless you for sharing your knowledge

  • Nicole Nicole says:

    Is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons good?

  • Pinky Swear says:

    Thank you sooo much for caring enough to do this for our sisters. 🙏🏽

  • Petty Patty says:

    So…Kanyes mother was a Dr…

  • SALLY WALKER says:

    Yes its definitely on a down swing here in NYC. I have a handful of friends who are going back in for more natural bottoms, just like you said people are looking for now. Also as you mentioned not really board certified and some don't even lie. I've been blessed to have friends who went through surgeries, have the smarts and the financial means to have made the best decisions. With that said my financial situation has not always been the same and i sought out of country like Columbia, DR etc, etc. MY friends with the knowledge and previous experience scared me straight!!!! I mean for real. like you also mentioned they told me if anything went wrong another doctor here wouldn't touch me. Hold on wait that's not it; my girls told me if I had to go to the emergency room the doctors there wouldn't care about how my body's shaped their only concern would be to go in and save my life, meaning cut out or get out what ever needed to go to save my life no matter how it looked. After those talks I was done sourcing outer country and these popular instagram surgeons who don't even lie and say their certified anything.
    Thank You

  • ollie brown says:

    That's probably what happened to k Michelle

  • Jackie Rodriguez says:

    Hi Dr. Bennett I am considering a mommy makeover with a company called MedRepublic would it be common for a dr in another country to not be board Certified with tha American board?

  • Jefflania Jiffy says:

    oh my god you really just said the bbl is the jerry curl of 2017, that is the most funniest thing I have every heard

  • Chanel Cupcake says:

    Thanks for this video 💙💜

  • Naegleria Fowleri says:

    BBL and tummy tuck probably the most dangerous surgeries there is

  • Grenique Harper says:

    Nice video Sis…where r u located?

  • Summer SummerBreeze46 says:

    Dr. Bennett your video is very informative. Thank you.

  • Vianney Amaka says:

    preach sis. do you do bbl?

  • SakinahPalmer says:

    Thank you for posting this

  • Awisi Martey says:

    Am afraid to do it

  • Nat Jimenez says:

    Yessss babeee love thiss and the way you said it is exactly how I do my research I search !!!! But thank you for this video !!! It is scary as a nurse I see all the crap in my job too as a nurse and its terrifying and yes dr.s have turned away patients with horrible infections…and yes I refuse to let any doctor touch me that does not come up on that site.

  • Your Future Mortician says:

    I'm just going to say it… I LOVE YOU ! Thank for this video 💕💕💕

  • Kevin Colin says:

    Thank you gor your knowledge god bless

  • Max Munguia says:

    Thank you Doctor you are amazing I did this for my aunt I went into the website you said but nothing popped out. I'm afraid my aunt will die she is going to see Dr. VERDUZCO IN Tijuana and is it possible to do a BBL, Nose Job, and Tummy Tuck in one surgery??my aunt is doing this Monday and I'm upset I hope that doctor is real I don't want her to die.

  • Taya Johnson says:

    Thank you

  • Laterrica Bacon says:

    Is Jolie plastic surgery a good place to go to?

  • Ms Iam Everythang says:

    The more you know the longer you will live,thank you much for your brutal honesty because we have to be made aware of all things involved. To many people are focused on the positive and not the negative. I'll be sharing your video with others.

  • dansbyd1 says:

    Joan rivers died at a surgery clinic in Beverly hills. So stuff can happen anywhere. The cost isnt a definite reason for something happening.

  • whorebag000 says:

    this has to have more views.

  • Diane M says:

    Where is your office .

  • Tennyboo 2018 says:

    Low key think she has a personal problem with people wanting to have big or bigger butts because she’s black and they were born with it and now everyone has that access, she’s being petty about it or feel some type of way 🙄 It’s a fad…. no it not. It’s been two years, 2018 and people still want nice big butts and people will always too.

  • a jayne says:

    I agree with most of this but it isnt just fashion. In spanish speaking cultures a nice round butt is a timeless classic. Maybe its new for other cultures or a fad but it isn't new for lots of cultures.

  • a jayne says:

    Amazing video though! Super helpful.

  • Ms Chrissie says:

    Thank you. If I ever get plastic surgery, I'm a come to your practice for your opinion. Can any one give me info?

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  • Ben John says:

    Who would you recommend for doing a Bbl procedure I live in the uk ma

  • Ben John says:

    What about lipo on its own no transfers to the butt is that safer

  • Renee' Brown says:

    Your words may have saved many lives!

  • taysexen says:

    She's a great woman😇😇

  • taysexen says:


  • ladrena so cali says:

    You're beautiful thanks for sharing Queen

  • Chosen says:

    Very beneficial!!!!

  • Stacy Maxamillion says:

    So you’re a plastic surgeon downplaying and telling people not to get plastic surgery 🤔

  • Markeshia Mcghee says:

    Well it’s going on 2019 n Nothing changed the Game still the same 💁🏽‍♀️Smh

  • Faith dennis says:

    How can I prevent blood clots?

  • EbonyGirlSpeaks Beauty Naturally® says:

    It is so sad to hear that women are dying from surgeries. I have no problem with anyone enhancing their bodies but I get nervous hearing of women going to other countries because it’s cheaper. Thanks for this video I’m sure it’s helping a lot of women make the right choices and the best way to do research on doctors.

  • Lisa Salmon says:

    Thank u so much i change my mine i have 4 kids who need me

  • Tanichia Foster-Crawley says:

    In the American Board of Plasstic Surgery in the License Status area, for a doctor I researched, it says Certified then Subspeciality expired. What does this mean? This doctor has over 30 years experience, multiple photos both old and recent with raving reviews and 5 star ratings and can't find any deaths related to him. Actually, his name was mentioned in a high profile case where another surgeon was sued for malpractice…the doctor being researched actually identified a gangrene infection on the patient and initiated her emergency treatment. Should a potential patient be concerned about the Subspeciality expiration notation?

  • Akosua GorJess says:

    I hope a lot of people will see this video. It is not condemning but teaching!

  • J MORT says:

    Simple, avoid it!

  • EmpressBeauty says:

    But if ur having the surgery inside a hospital they don't have to transfer u somewhere else, if anything happens to u they should be able to resuscitate u, also if the surgeon is well qualified and has ample experience with low to no death rate, also injecting a smaller amount of fat like 300cc instead of litres I think making choices like these will instantly I prove the death rate of 1 in 3,000. That rate is so high due to people having cowboy surgeons doing procedures in unsuitable places likes 'clinics' offices and garages 🙄😖 they should give u prophylaxis which prevents blood clots and compression garments which also help to reduce development of DVT. U must have appropriate blood tests and blood typing so worse case scenario they have blood ready for u to transfer and they know what to do following surgery like xrays to detect clogged veins/and or arteries. Being healthy b4 surgery and a good weight help to recover faster. Don't over do it and ask for some huge ass bcos it won't b with it if ur 6ft under ground.

  • NvrChange 4Socialmedia says:

    Your awesome. You educated us well. Thank you

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  • tregua24 says:

    Statistically, how many people in the US die because of plastic surgery?

  • sweetness queen says:

    God bless you doc

  • MUÑECA & JESTR says:

    I still want a bbl but the correct way.good thing i came across this video..I have 2 more kids to go before that though..i might not even get it..Ill see as time goes by ..ThankYou !

  • Lauren Garcia says:

    Thank you

  • Netta R says:

    Thank you for educating the people.

  • Anna Lee says:

    I had a BBL 4 months ago and my surgery went well my results are amazing and natural however nobody told me the amount of pain I would endure . Beyond crazy and imo not worth it

  • Savannah Napier says:

    Your video was so great! I was looking at 2 doctors for my breast augmentation and lower abdomen lipo and I noticed one was a board certified cosmetic surgeon and one was properly certified by the plastic surgery board.

    The cosmetic guy seemed to be out for money only telling me I needed a tummy tuck! I’m 24 years old and 139lbs and I’ve never had kids or weighed more than 145lbs. It was totally not needed but he was willing to cut me up and give me huge scars to fill his pockets!!!

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