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    Judge says woman has no right to complain over nose job

    A woman from Argentina has lost her case against the public health system after her nose job went wrong.

    Gabriela Longo, 35 years-old, underwent free cosmetic nose surgery at the Fernandez public hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 years ago.

    But she hated the way her nose was changed and alleged she lost a modelling contract over the results of the surgery and sued the Argentine equivalent of the NHS.

    But judges Hugo Molteni, Jorge Escuti Pizarro and Ana Maria Luaces said the woman had no right to complain.

    They told Clarin newspaper: "One cannot complain about the results of a free cosmetic surgery on the public system. It is clear that one cannot expect to have the same results on a free surgery as they would in a paid one, where the doctors are all specialists and get lots of money."


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    They told Clarin newspaper: "One cannot complain about the results of a free cosmetic surgery on the public system. It is clear that one cannot expect to have the same results on a free surgery as they would in a paid one, where the doctors are all specialists and get lots of money."


    I agree with that!!!!!
    The saints are the sinners who keep trying...

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    I tend to flip flop on this one. Just call me Jeana Kerry!! LOL At first, I agreed with this. After all, it was free - you get what you pay for. Then, I thought - what if she had died during the surgery? Are they allowed to do whatever they want to her just because it was free? If it was indeed some degree of malpractice, I think they may need to have their licenses revoked or at least have someone from their medical board look into the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    I tend to flip flop on this one. Just call me Jeana Kerry!! LOL At first, I agreed with this. After all, it was free - you get what you pay for. Then, I thought - what if she had died during the surgery? Are they allowed to do whatever they want to her just because it was free? If it was indeed some degree of malpractice, I think they may need to have their licenses revoked or at least have someone from their medical board look into the matter.
    Thats what I was thinking too !!

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    That is a good point, Jeana. If indeed there is some form of malpractice, I can see the woman's complaint. However, it sounds like she just didn't like the results and if that is so, then I don't think she has a good case.

    With any kind of cosmetic surgery you run the risk of not liking the results. Just look at Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing. After she got her nose job she looked completely different and had a hard time getting parts b/c she was basically unrecognizeable.

    That's why I would never have the guts to do cosmetic surgery.