Cosmetic Surgery Cost Savings Luring People to Unlicensed Providers

Cosmetic Surgery Cost Savings Luring People to Unlicensed Providers

Last month, headlines around the country announced the death of Delma Pineda, a California woman who had traveled to Miami for cosmetic surgery. Pineda,44, is the eighth person to die because of a cosmetic procedure performed by an unqualified or unlicensed provider in the city since May 2016.

Pineda opted to travel to Miami because of a cheaper price tag for the cosmetic procedures she wanted. She also hoped to reunite with a high school friend from their home country of El Salvador. Pineda's liposuction procedure was performed at CG Cosmetic Surgery in Miami on March 5.

By the end of the next day, she was dead.

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