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Dominican Public Health limits the fat amount extracted in a liposuction

The Dominican Ministry of Public Health will limit the amount of fat amount extracted or transferred to other parts of the body to increase the volume, in an effort to reinforce a set of measures for the benefit of patients who demand this type of service.

According to the Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sanchez Cardenas, the entity will publish a new resolution to assess fat transfer amounts, as well as unauthorized practices in private clinics.

“What we are trying to achieve is a regulation according to international standards. The resolution will be subject to prior consultation with the specialized societies and we hope to work on it tomorrow”, said Sanchez Cardenas at a press conference on Tuesday.

Sanchez Cardenas referred to the issue after giving details of the final closure of the three private clinics: Centro Medico Monumental, Centro Medico Escaño, and Caribbean Plastic Surgery, the latter after the decease of a Dominican man last week.

The health centers violated General Health Law 42-01, regulation 1138-03, and resolution 08-2015, which is very strict in relation to plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery.

The now-closed centers are obliged to submit to an improvement plan to correct the observations made by the Public Health’s Habilitation Department, then the authorities will evaluate and proceed to their openings following compliance.

Also, the entity will regulate non-authorized migration of specialists to other health centers that did not declare them as part of their personnel. Moreover, sanctions for professional intrusion.

Regulations seek to complement the protocols for this type of procedure, from certification to technical processes and includes inspection of health facilities every six months, to guarantee the health of the patients.

The closed clinics must undergo an improvement plan signed by the Ministry of Public Health and once they meet these requirements.


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