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Mum leaves clinic with brand new body after £6,000 breast reduction gone wrong

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Tiffany Mills claims the accidental procedure was touted as a ‘bonus’ surgery by hospital staff after her records were mixed up with those of another patient

Tiffany Mills says she woke up after surgery in the ‘worst pain of her life’

A mother who underwent breast reduction surgery got more than she bargained for after leaving with breast implants, tummy tuck and liposuction by mistake.

Tiffany Mills, of Tampa, Florida, says the accidental procedure was touted as a ‘bonus’ surgery by staff at a US West Coast clinic after her records were mixed up with those of a another patient.

She went to the clinic last year to have her 32F breasts reduced on November 2, after years of back pain due to their size.

When the mum-of-three woke up from her operation, she said she was left in the “worst pain of her life”.

Tiffany, a nurse, said: “I woke up in the absolute worst pain of my life. I was ineligible for abdominal surgery as I had no extra skin to pull.

Tiffany feared for her life after implants tore her skin


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“They had squeezed my skin too tight which meant I had a lot of scar tissue and I couldn’t stand up. My navel felt like a coin slot because I had been pulled as hard as I could.

“The incisions under my breasts opened completely due to the fact that they added implants, it was too heavy. It was the worst experience of my entire life.”

She was then rushed to hospital after the implants tore her skin, leaving her with open, oozing sores and blood clots in her lungs and legs, with doctors fearing she could have a heart attack. septic shock.

It was not until the day after the operation that the clinic admitted that they had accidentally performed the wrong operation.

She said: “I was convinced that I was just doing my boobs. Working in the medical field, I know that they would only mark the places where they perform procedures.

“I was so confused that there was a mix-up. They told me the whole team had made a mistake – they weren’t keeping surgical records, they weren’t checking their patients.

Tiffany was rushed to hospital after the implants tore her skin, leaving her with oozing and open sores


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Tiffany was horrified to find she had had implants, as well as a tummy tuck and liposuction


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“They had no idea what they were doing or on whom. They did this without my consent, I had no idea what was going on”

Two weeks later, Tiffany was admitted to hospital after the wounds under her chest became infected and blood clots were found in her lungs and legs.

She feared for her life as doctors feared she was going into septic shock.

Tiffany Mills with her three children – Elliot (left), Noah (top left) and Casey (right)


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“I was terrified, because I have three children, and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be there for them,” Tiffany said.

“I was absolutely furious that the clinic was so negligent. I was in the hospital for four days and then sought treatment for my wounds for two months. I probably took about five different antibiotics before the infections go away.”

Tiffany has struggled to return to a normal life since the procedure, as she faced the financial fallout from her inability to work after the ordeal.

Tiffany remains ‘confused’ about how there was a mix-up


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“I managed to dispute the surgery charges with my bank and get the money back. The clinic is trying to fight it and claiming that’s what I asked for,” she said.

She had just had another surgery to correct part of the problem caused by doctors and said her ex-husband and partner vet assistant Kris Harper were helping where they could, with things like childcare.

She was still recovering, Tiffany said, from a second surgery to fix some of the problem caused, and she had been asked to consider scar revision treatment for the marks left under her breasts.

The clinic did not respond to a request for comment.

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Lincolnshire clinic hopes to ease pressure on NHS with state-of-the-art technology

A clinic in Lincolnshire hopes to help relieve pressure on the NHS through the use of the county’s only open MRI scanner.

Staff at the new Sleaford branch of MSK Doctors hope their host of modern equipment, sourced from around the world, will help ease the pressure on the NHS.

Opened in December, the private London Road clinic has a range of technologies typically used to treat professional athletes.

Prof Paul Lee, the clinic’s medical director and lower extremity specialist, told Lincolnshire Live there were substantial benefits to assessing patients in an open MRI scanner compared to the traditional doughnut-shaped machine.

Unlike standard scanners, which require patients to remain still, the clinic’s MRI scanner can capture patients in motion as part of a new and growing branch of medicine called motion dynamics.

Professor Lee said: “We want to assess how people move.

“The branch of medicine that we are looking at, which is quite new, is called movement dynamics.

“Traditionally, when people are X-rayed, they’re still lying down, and the joint doesn’t look too bad when you’re still.

“We can watch people when they’re standing, but people aren’t standing all day, they’re walking, so we want to imagine you when the joint is moving and causing the problem.”

According to upper extremity specialist, Mr Alun Yewlett, it would also reduce the waiting time for patients as it would speed up diagnosis.

He said: “Historically, most MRI scans were static images, but none of our athletes’ problems were static.

“It’s obvious when you say it, but it’s not something that’s been looked at.

“You can scan a static image and not see a problem.

“The benefit of being able to see movement is that it allows you to get that information that historically needed to be obtained through invasive treatments.

“You can also get the diagnosis very quickly and make the right patient decisions.

“It doesn’t matter how good the treatment is – if you get the diagnosis wrong, it doesn’t matter.”

Mr. Yewlett and Professor Lee stand in the athletic assessment room. Now MSK House, the building was once a driving range.

The clinic also uses equipment that tests patients’ balance, usually reserved for high-level athletes.

Professor Lee explained: “It’s usually used by elite athletes – they have one at West Ham and one at Chelsea.

“He looks at how quickly people can move from side to side.

“We’ll have people jump on it and jump, then you can see which leg they’re putting the most force on, and from there we can assess if there are any issues in the joints.

“We treat very different people with this equipment. Athletes are normally between 16 and 25 years old, and the emphasis is on 0.2 milliseconds of movement.

“But with someone who needs a joint replacement, the age group is usually between 60 and 90.

“We’re not looking at 0.2 milliseconds, we’re looking at what they can do in five seconds – if they can stand up, that sort of thing.

“It’s the same equipment but on a different scale.

“There is no other installation like this, apart from Harley Street in London.”

Professor Lee is holding a leg brace.
Professor Paul Lee with a collection of specialist braces.

The team chose Sleaford as the location for their second clinic because they found it easy for anyone to get there from all over Lincolnshire.

The professor said: “Sleaford is a growing town – there are many, many houses coming up.

“But the main reason is that Sleaford is right in the middle of Lincolnshire.

“It doesn’t take long for people in Lincoln, Grantham or Boston to get there.

“Whatever, our patients are going to have to drive. If the clinic was in the center of Lincoln, then people would be asked to walk when they might not be able to.

“It will also allow people to stay in Lincolnshire for their treatment, and the money will be recycled in Lincolnshire rather than Nottingham or London.”

MSK doctors.
The clinic is on London Road, Sleaford. Left to right: Mr Yewlett, Professor Lee, Clinical Assistant Daisy Price and Practice Leader Bethan Lee.

Prof Lee and Mr Yewlett also work for the NHS and do not intend the clinic to replace a GP’s clinic.

“We are looking at different things for the NHS,” Prof Lee said.

“The NHS is there for us and for any big issue they are absolutely essential.

“We’re both working on it and we both believe in it, but at the same time they can’t offer much – it’s impossible for them to give everyone a half-hour slot because the population is too important.

“By doing this, we want to take the pressure off the NHS by providing a specialist service that a patient can access quickly, as well as MRI scans.

“There’s a pretty big queue for MRI scans, so if they want they can take the scan here and move on to the treatment.”

The building was once better known as Birdie’s Driving Range, before it closed in 2019.

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Vaping Clinic offers service to help smokers in Lanarkshire quit for good

A vaping retailer with stores in Lanarkshire has launched a valuable new service to help people quit smoking for good.

The VPZ Vape Clinic service is now available across the company’s business area, offering smokers looking to transform their health and well-being in the new year a dedicated one-on-one consultation with vaping specialists to help them take the first step in their life. stop smoking travel.

The Vape Clinic was introduced to meet the growing demand for stop smoking services, as access to local stop smoking services and vape retailers has been massively reduced during pandemic shutdowns, leaving thousands of smokers without any services to help them quit.

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With around 78,000 people in the UK dying from smoking each year and many more suffering from debilitating smoking-related illnesses, the Vape Clinic is designed to help smokers across the country quit for good and give them the chance to start. to transform their lives. health in 2022.

VPZ’s confidence in the success of the Vape Clinic service is backed by its customer promise to provide a money back guarantee for purchased hardware and all unopened boxes of e-liquids and coils if customers are unable to switch entirely to vaping.

The initiative is available nationwide across all VPZ stores in the UK, further enhancing the level of customer service and expert advice to its clientele.

Doug Mutter, director of VPZ, said Lanarkshire Live “As the UK’s leading vaping specialist, we are spearheading the fight against the country’s number one killer, smoking.

“We are proud to have our Vape Clinic service accessible across our retail domain to give smokers the support they need to quit and help the country regain its momentum towards becoming a smoke-free nation. 2030.

“Smoking statistics have unfortunately continued to rise as the pandemic has triggered rising smoking rates and the public health problem has been compounded by cuts in funding to NHS smoking cessation services and health groups. local support.

Doug added: “Our Vape Clinic concept is an investment in filling the void left by the loss of local NHS smoking cessation services.

“We’re so confident in the success of our new service that we’re offering our customers a money-back guarantee if they can’t make the switch entirely.”

A report from the Royal College of Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group supports vaping as an effective treatment for tobacco dependence and recommends that it be included and encouraged in all treatment pathways.

He also found that the long-term impact of vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

Doug said: “Our approach is different and has been proven to help quit smoking time and time again.

“We specialize in listening to each client’s needs, educating them, providing knowledge, support and advice and understanding that each client is unique and requires a personalized approach to successfully quit smoking.”

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The Covid vaccination clinic will reopen tomorrow after being closed for two days

A vaccination clinic will reopen tomorrow after being closed for two days due to low bookings.

The clinic at the Citadel Leisure Center in Ayr will reopen on Saturday for residents to roll up their sleeves.

A drop-in will also be available for Ayr residents on Saturday with a walk-in clinic also open on Sunday at Troon’s Walker Hall.

The shots were scrapped Thursday and Friday with dozens of empty appointment slots.

Health officials say relevant appointments have been rescheduled for Saturday and clinics will take place next week.

Lynne McNiven, director of public health at NHS Ayrshire & Arran, said: “This decision was made because only a small number had booked into clinics and the venue is also holding vaccinations on January 12 and 15, allowing the postponement of relevant appointments.

“We apologize to everyone involved for any inconvenience caused.

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“Ayr residents wishing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 without an appointment can do so at the Citadel on Saturday 15th January or at Walker Hall in Troon on Sunday 16th January.

“Thank you to everyone who shows up for their vaccinations and supports this important public health program.”

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