Serious side effects and repair policy put Sydney Cosmetic Surgery clinic under investigation
A Sydney Cosmetic Surgery clinic named The Cosmetic Institute is under investigation because many patients are lead to hospital because of side effects of treatments that should be routine procedures. There are also complaints for poor results while the patients also complain because the clinic refused to correct such results unless they are extra payed.
A few women shared their experience on the issue. Ashleigh, 25, had a breast augmentation that gone bad and she had to pay $6000. A symmastia bra (also known as mono boob) was the result of the surgery. Symmastia happens once the implant is either too big or it has been put to the centre of the cleavage, thus lifting the skin to up off the sternum. Asleigh reports to A Current Affair: “The price was really a big factor,” and adds “I was considering going overseas for my breast augmentation and found that [The Cosmetic Institute] were in Australia. I woke up in something called a symmastia bra – which was never mentioned to me prior to having surgery”. Once she complained to the clinic their answer was she should pay an extra $2000 in order to repair her lopsided breasts.
On his side, Babak Moini, among the owners of The Cosmetic Institute claimed that the clinic’s policy is to repair bad results with no charge: “If there is something wrong, if they choose to make the implant bigger, then yes. If there is something wrong with the procedure, they should not have to pay”.
Another patient, Koebii, 22, experienced a similar issue.. the results of her breast augmentation left her with scars while she also reports implants’ leaking: “I was in tears because I hadn’t done anything. I just went to sleep and I woke up and it was like that,” and added “It’s really broken me” .
This seems to be a huge issue because legislation in Australia regarding cosmetic surgery is too loose. We at LipoAdvisor feel its important to highlight it.