Man without a nose files lawsuit against Tulsa plastic surgeon

A man went through 22 surgeries with a local plastic surgeon to fix his nose, and then surgeon eventually cut it off, says the patient; and he is now filing a lawsuit against the surgeon.

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BBRBC - 6/18/2013 12:26 PM
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Cosmetic Surgeons are NOT plastic surgeons. They are medical doctors who did not go through traditional surgical training with a medical school, but chose instead to spend a year in the office of an already established cosmetic surgeon to get their abbreviated surgical training and experience from him. One year is not enough to get the training that it takes a board certified plastic surgeon to get over several years of training. Cosmetic surgeons also take week-end courses to learn their trade. They create a practice for themselves but have a lack of competence to perform the surgical procedures needed. Dr. Cuzalina was grossly incompetent to address the problems that were created for this patient after the initial surgery but continued to perform surgery after surgery that led to infection and disfigurement. When Cuzalina realized he was in trouble with this patient's bad outcome, he started his defense by blaming the patient and claiming mental instability. His bad judgement to continue with surgery after surgery indicates his attempt to cover up his mistakes and poor outcomes. He should have put his patient first and referred this man to a qualified surgeon to address the serious problems this man sustained from the multiple surgeries. This man has every right to be devastated with what has happened to him with this Dr.'s incompetence and bad judgement.

gogators - 6/11/2013 3:55 PM
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Dr Cuzalina is a very well trained cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience who has thousands of happy patients. Having one bad outcome in thousands of surgeries is common for all surgeons in all fields, regardless of which board certifies them. My cousin had a rhinoplasty by Dr C and has a great result. The patient is at least 1/2 of the equation, and it seems in this case he (the patient) may be more of the problem than the surgeon.

BTBEV - 6/8/2013 2:04 PM
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You show :09 seconds of the guys face and then Princess News Reader warns "some of the images in this story may be hard to look at." You already showed his face for :09 seconds, how much worse can it be!! Exploitative crap, you deserve to to work in Tulsa!

Dave Harris - 6/7/2013 7:42 PM
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Why can't Yahoo even do the background research to tell us that this guy isn't really a plastic surgeon?

Dave Harris - 6/7/2013 7:29 PM
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Why can't Yahoo even do the background research to tell us that this guy isn't really a plastic surgeon?

Dave Harris - 6/7/2013 7:11 PM
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Why can't Yahoo even do the background research to tell us that this guy isn't really a plastic surgeon?

Dave Harris - 6/7/2013 7:10 PM
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Why can't Yahoo even do the background research to tell us that this guy isn't really a plastic surgeon?

Dave Harris - 6/7/2013 7:08 PM
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The doctor is a oral surgeon ( basically a dentist). Not a plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeons have to do a plastic surgery residency.

susanneintulsa - 6/7/2013 12:31 PM
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Why isn't Dr. Cuzalina certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is not the same thing and is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, as is the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a surgeon must undergo extensive training beyond the general surgery residency and must meet extremely stringent requirements.

HadEnough - 6/7/2013 7:32 AM
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There is always potential for things going wrong with any surgery and you can't always place blame on the doctor, remember the other 1/2 of the equation is the patient, but you cannot place neglect on the patient for not taking care of themselves properly until you know the exact truth. Dr. Cuzalina is an excellent doctor and his staff are very good people. This story is very unfortunate and I pray for your recovery. Everyone is different and every situation is different, it is a risk you take when you alter what God gave you.
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