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The death of Kanye West's mother, Donda, has encouraged physicians and lawmakers to call for greater protections for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery, according to a new report.

In the U.S., such surgeries are increasingly done outside hospital settings in outpatient clinics, where a doctor can avoid rigorous review.

And, with the number of cosmetic procedures overall on the increase, it's almost a matter of public health that something be done.

In 2007, there were 11.7 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, a 59% increase over 2000.

Y'all, if you're going to have something done, make sure you're in good hands!

If Donda's law is passed, doctors performing plastic surgery would be required to give patients full physicals before operating on them. That shady Dr. Jan Adams did not.

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45 comments to “Safety First”

  1. lol says – reply to this


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    FIRST?

  2. jelowi says – reply to this


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    fisrt

  3. MichaeL says – reply to this


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    RIP MAMA!

  4. jelowi says – reply to this


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    first* lol… my bad. This is wonderful though.

  5. MichaeL says – reply to this


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    RIP MAMA

  6. maeah says – reply to this


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    fizzirst! defo know b4 you go (under da knife!)

  7. anita says – reply to this


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    fiirstt????????

  8. aubreysmomm says – reply to this


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    bless their hearts.

  9. kk says – reply to this


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    wow 1



  10. 10

    I would love a law to be named after me.
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    awesome

  11. joey says – reply to this


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    awwwh

  12. RYAN says – reply to this


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    1st?????

  13. tamika says – reply to this


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    thoughts and prayers with the west family always.
    so sad that kanye's mother died - and i agree, they really need to have greater protection for patients! definitely makes one think twice about simply going somewhere for what many think may be 'simpler' cosmetic procedures. there are dangers everywhere, especially from unlicensed practitioners!

  14. Keepin Real says – reply to this


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    Donda West is dead because she didn't LISTEN, she was too damn vain and cocky. Stop blaming Dr. Jan for Donda's ignorance. All the surgery in the world wouldn't have helped her ugly ass

  15. me says – reply to this


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    scary

  16. DANIELLE says – reply to this


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    TOP 10?

  17. Ally says – reply to this


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    Actually, she was refused by a TOP plastic surgeon, because she had heart problems. SHE DIDN'T LISTEN!!!!! So she went to another surgeon who would do it, MONEY TALKS!!!

    A LAW SHOULD NOT BE NAMED IN HER HONOR, JUST BECAUSE SHE IS THE MOTHER OF A CELEBRITY!!!!! THAT'S A SLAP IN THE FACE TO WOMEN WHO HAVE DIED BY BEING BUTCHERED BY DENTISTS CALLING THEMSELVES PLASTIC SURGEONS!!

  18. kate says – reply to this


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    how come nobody mentions the fact that Donda did go to other doctors, who did in fact give her physicals and told her she should not have the surgery…. she went and sought out a doctor who would do the surgery for her anyway…

  19. Donda is DON says – reply to this


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    thats a dude. no way thats a woman.

  20. mikep says – reply to this


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    its good to see 50 cent and Kanye are friends



  21. 21

    It would also help NOT to do lipo, tummy-tuck, boob-lift, neck, face, eyes, forehead, etc., all done at the same time. Good doctors do that in increments. And good patients have more patience and realistic expectations—they don't gorge on one visit to the plastic surgeon like they're at a metaphorical all-you-can-eat buffet.
    Incidentally, what's wrong with looking like you're real, God-given self…???
    Unfortunately, no number of visits was ever going to make Donda West look like Angela Bassett or Whitney Houston (at her best).

  22. kat says – reply to this


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    I love it when some random "celeb" has something happen to them and congress suddenly listens, ignoring the people that actually vote for htem, the thousands of other people who've had problems with lax regulation on plastic surgery….but when some woman who has some "celeb power" ignores other physcians advice becuase of her heart condition and pays a shady plastic surgeon to do the surgery, knowing the risk…..they suddenly have listening earts. Congress are a bunch of disgusting white pigs who only try to serve themselves with no regard to regular people.

  23. Joe Blow says – reply to this


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    This woman died for VANITY.

  24. wow says – reply to this


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    you guys should all be ashamed of yourselves. So what if a death of a celebrity mother brought this on. At least its happening.

    Idiots.

  25. Young Hoochie Momma says – reply to this


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    I am tired of these old ass bitches getting surgery to rob the cradle from the younger bitches. They need to stay in those damn rocking chairs that God intended for them.

  26. Discuss says – reply to this


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    Explain what you mean by "outpatient" because I have had a surgery and a procedure (not cosmetic) in an outpatient ambulatory clinic (in & out) that was like a hospital surgical unit. In fact, it was a part of the hospital but was offsite and was my procedure was considered outpatient. I would not hesitate to have surgery there again. Do you mean, like in a Drs. office?

  27. Lo says – reply to this


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    That is so sad :( You can read reviews on cosmetic doctors and procedures at RealSelf.com…some of these people I wonder how they even got their license!!

  28. Leila says – reply to this


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    There are 2 Idiots here the doctor and her she new better thats the price you pay when you don't do what the other 3 doctors told youand the asshole doctor saw dollar signs when she came to him. People need to stop being hard headed and LISTEN, your life is more important then how you look!!!!

  29. NO SYMPATHY says – reply to this


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    Sorry Kanye your mother was educated? was she? I heard she was a teacher I hoped she could teach students more then, not having common sense.What a vain probably glorified ghetto bitch who walked around thinking her shit don't stink I can tell that rubbed off on you too!!!!

  30. LH says – reply to this


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    A law with her name? Money talks, but it also can kill.

  31. missmiaunow says – reply to this


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    The bottom line is that his mother DID NOT disclose her full medical information. That is why other doctors were unable to operate on her. I work for a plastic surgeon and people ALWAYS try to disclude surgery information. Hellloooo it's your life people!! Dr. Jan Adams is a fine doctor….

  32. MISHY says – reply to this


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    WHATEVER. IF SHE WASN'T SO PROUD AND STUPID SHE WOULD NOT HAVE DIED.

  33. Michael says – reply to this


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    How about for once someone does something good without it being after something bad has happen to them personally..
    if you're going in for plastic surgery… you're choosing it, lets worry about the people who need real help with real surgeries.

  34. tiny dancer says – reply to this


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    it's very sad that Kayne's mother passed but it's even sader that all the other people who have passed on because of surgical mistakes. Everyone has a choice and obviously she didn't listen to better judgement. But to have a law named after her? How much is that going to cost?

  35. Liz says – reply to this


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    Crazy, no one's paying attention to the fact that her autopsy concluded she died of heart disease and through no surgical error on the part of Dr. Adams. Now he may have other legitimate cases against him and be a total creap in real life, none of us really know, but in this particular case he was in fact cleared of any wrongdoing. And then there's the fact that Dr. West, a supposedly well educated and intelligent woman, was told "no" by several top doctors and doctor-shopped around until she found someone to take her. Supposedly she lied about her medical history to Dr. Adams and that is why he ultimately accepted her. Sorry, but putting all emotional sympathy for her death aside, this is not a woman who should have a law like this named for her. Let's focus on helping people who need real surgeries afford them and protecting the victims of true negligence.

  36. Donda = Mike Tyson says – reply to this


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    I heard Mike Tyson hat gotten fat after rehab but this is ridiculous. Get yourself on the Stairmaster, girl!

  37. PENNSYLVANIA GIRL says – reply to this


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    Whoa now! As far as Dr West's death goes, it certainly was a tragedy, but in her case it was most probably preventable! She was told by more than one doctor that she needed some medical workup and clearance before they'd do surgery even in a hospital setting. Dr West bucked the system and went with that Oprah clinic doctor, putting her fate in her own hands.
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    Tragic as her death was, Dr West was given good, solid medical advice and she chose to ignore it, probably sealing her fate.
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    However, as far as the tighter laws on stand-alone surgery clinics go, it can only help.

  38. noimsaayin says – reply to this


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    scubly det dis widdit yo nae yo yo donda noimsaayin

  39. kann says – reply to this


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    Why now? Cause some celebrity's mother died?
    What about everyone else who died on the operating table,
    are they not as important?
    I had comestic work done outpatient and I am glad I did not have to
    go through a hospital. You are supposed (or are generally encouraged to) talk to your family doctor before even
    seeing a plastic surgeon anyway…but Kanye probibly just went around that for some dumb reason. It sucks that his mother died and I do not wish it upon anyone, but what makes his case that much more special?

  40. JJL says – reply to this


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    She doctor-shopped until she found someone who would do the procedures. Just like Phen-fen, and everything else that can make life better, some rich pig can't take no for an answer. I bet the doctors who denied her, and saved her life, heard…"Do you know who I am? I am Kanye West's connected mother."

  41. FUCK HER says – reply to this


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    "…She doctor-shopped until she found someone who would do the procedures. Just like Phen-fen, and everything else that can make life better, some rich pig can't take no for an answer. I bet the doctors who denied her, and saved her life, heard…"Do you know who I am? I am Kanye West's connected mother." …"

    Yep, this hoe should not have any laws named after her, at all. She knew she was taking risks but cared more about her appearance. Look where she is now.

  42. krissy says – reply to this


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    WTF?! We're passing legislature on how to make cosmetic surgery more safe, yet NO ONE in our government is doing anything about the outrageous gas prices and how people can't afford to put gas in their cars to get to their jobs, or can't afford oil to heat their homes. Are you kidding me?! This is like the legislature getting all up in the Patriots business with the Spygate bullshit. Do something productive with your time. There are more pressing matters than a cheating pro football team or people who get fucked up breast implants. COME ON!!!!

  43. red says – reply to this


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    I work for plastic surgeons and most people shop for a surgeon strictly by price. They don't care whether surgery is done by a board certified surgeon or whether it will be done in a hospital or a strip mall. They just want the lowest price. As my husband is fond of saying — "the average American is an idiot" — as evidenced by so many of the uneducated, foul comments that appear on this website.

  44. COME SEE ME says – reply to this


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    OH WOW, NOW CONGRESS IS LISTENING BECAUSE THIS BASTARDS MOTHER IS DEAD. WHAT ABOUT THE MILLIONS BILLIONS TRILLIONS ZILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE INJURED/KILLED???? OH YEA FUCK EVERYONE ELSE, CELEBRITIES ARE WHAT MATTERS IN THIS FUCKBAG DOUCHE RAG WORLD

  45. Donna West says – reply to this


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    blah, blah, blah.