We’re passing along this warning to our plastic surgery colleagues in British Columbia:
Doctors are being warned by the B.C. College of Physicians not to perform breast implant surgery on women who win the saline pouches in nightclub contests.
Penticton’s Element Nightclub is going ahead with its Sextreme Makeover giveaway this Saturday. But Dr. Peter Seland, a deputy registrar and ethics commissioner of the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons, said any doctor who gives the winner implants will face penalties designed to stop such competitions.
But it’s not clear whether any surgeons will get busted. After the uproar over a similar event last year, contest planners dropped the breast augmentation award and went natural, with prizes including a personal trainer, diet gourmet meals, and a life coach.
That’s all well and good, but we’re especially tickled by one of Dr. Seland’s comments:
“We don’t want a woman’s judgment to be coloured or clouded by other factors, such as free and easy access. That clouds the consent process and people tend not to pay attention to the cons.”
It’s not often you see a doctor come out against free and easy access, but Canada’s an unusual place.