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South Florida is still ‘skin tight’

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Call him Ismael, and don’t be surprised if he turns up in Carl Hiaasen‘s next ripped-from-the headlines novel. Ismael Labrador is a very real purveyor of strip mall surgery and beneficiary of Florida’s laughably lax enforcement of laws aimed at protecting the public against charlatans peddling plastic surgery on the cheap. As owners of South Florida plastic surgery “clinics,” Labrador and his ex-wife Aimee De la Rosa cater to people with little money and less self-esteem. The Miami Herald’s Daniel Chang…

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Plastic surgeons battle it out over their fair share of the boob jobs

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Three lawsuits filed in Pinellas County over the past couple of weeks show you can sue for just about anything. One of them is a battle over boob jobs. Plastic surgeon Dr. Erel Laufer filed a suit against his former partner, Dr. Jay Ross, and another colleague, Dr. Jennifer Buck, because he says they owe him a buyout and are stealing his patients. Laufer and Ross created a plastic surgery partnership, Laufer and Ross, in 1992. They later began doing…

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