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Mexico / Cosmetic Surgery (Part I) #846993

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A special series "How Far Would You Go" introduced.

(Miami: Ed Lavandera) Americans seeking beauty in Mexico featured; scenes shown from the Case Verde spa in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; details given about a case in which an American woman died in Costa Rica after her plastic surgery. [Facelift Mexico patient Susan WITCRAFT†- talks about her face.] [Facelift Mexico Pat MARINO†, Dr. Carlos BARRERA†- promote this "magnificent place."] [Plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy MARTEN†- says the tourism surgery lacks follow-up care.] [Breast surgery patient "BARBARA" - describes what happened in her Argentina surgery.] [Patient Jodie SHAPIRO - talks about her medical "package" & botcher surgery.] [Argentina surgeon Dr. Mario LODOLO‡- {thru translator} says these patients are defaming me.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Further coverage of the series noted.

Cooper, Anderson;
Lavandera, Ed

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