Following reports that a former Wild ‘N Out singer died while receiving a mommy makeover, a renowned cosmetic surgeon has identified four warning signs to watch out for when selecting a clinic.
Ms. Jacky Oh!, whose real name was Jacklyn Smith, passed away in Miami at the age of 32 after posting on social media that she would be getting cosmetic surgery, which she later deleted.
Tummy tucks and breast lifts are part of a classic mommy makeover, but other procedures such as Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) and vaginal rejuvenation treatments can also be included.
Dr. David Shafer of New York City has shared warning signs such as not being able to speak to a doctor for the procedure and the clinic not having a legitimate address.
It comes as a fourth Texan has died of fungal meningitis linked to dirty plastic surgery equipment in Mexico.
DC Young Fly and Jacky are parents of three children – daughters Nova and Nala and son Prince
DC Young Flynn wrote, ?You are the GREATEST MOTHER. I KNOW your soul was beautiful. Yu always wanted the best for others and I admired how our family loves each other!!!? Jacky Oh was photographed in March 2019 at an event in Atlanta
Surgeon not certified
Most importantly, the surgeon performing your surgery is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
It is completely legal to perform plastic surgeries with only a doctor’s license. plastic surgeon Dr. Manhattan’s Shafer recommends choosing someone with the certificate to minimize the risks associated with the procedures.
Dr. Shafer said, ?A real plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Manhattan plastic surgeon Shafer said, “If it doesn’t look like a medical environment, it’s probably not a good place to have a real medical surgical procedure.”
Board-certified plastic surgeons must have hospital privileges and accredited operating facilities in their office if they are going to perform surgery in their office. This is for patient safety.
?Someone who performs surgery in an office should have privileges to perform that same surgery in the hospital.
“However, what goes on behind closed doors in offices is not strictly regulated, so many non-plastic surgeons get away with pushing the boundaries of what they do in their offices and non-accredited spaces.”
Illegal physical space
What the clinic looks like can also be an indication of how legitimate it is, Dr. Shafer said.
He warned, “If it doesn’t look like a medical environment, it’s probably not a good place for a real medical surgical procedure.”
People who have hair and makeup done
He added that if people get their hair and makeup done at a so-called clinic, patients should think twice about going under the knife there.
You can’t talk to the doctor first
Patients should try to talk to their surgeon before having the surgery, Dr. Shafer said, because it’s important to make sure you’re making the right decision.
He said: ‘There are some chain clinics nationwide where the initial consultation is done, but only a member of staff or a receptionist.
“And then you wouldn’t meet the surgeon until the morning of the surgery, and you might never even see that surgeon again for your follow-up visit.”
“So if you’re in a situation like that, I think that’s a red flag.”
Jacky, whose full name was Jacklyn Smith, died in Miami, TMZ reported on June 1.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jacklyn Smith, known to the world as Jacky Oh, a talented member of the Wild N’ Out family whose impact will be forever cherished and missed,” the spokesperson said. Jacky Oh was a loving friend and beloved colleague of the Wild N’ Out cast for five seasons.
The statement continued, ?More importantly, she was a wonderful mother of three beautiful children.
Page six reported that Ms. Jacky Oh’s surgeon, Dr. Zachary ?Dr. Zach’ Okhah, had previously sued a number of former patients for claiming in online reviews that he botched their procedures.
Dr. Okhah of PH-1 Miami, known as a BBL specialist, sued Leila Penn in July 2021 for more than $30,000 after she claimed the surgeon “mutilated” her in a review for the health care marketplace RealSelf.
Dr. Okhah denied her claims in court documents obtained by Page Six, saying her statements were “false” and defamatory.
According to the website, he also accused her of encouraging potential patients to seek treatment elsewhere by “engaging directly with” the commenters on the website.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about one in 3,000 patients die on the table or not long after they receive a BBL.
Dr. Shafer said it’s the most popular and most dangerous surgery patients undergo.