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After death, Maryland to limit where cosmetic surgeries are performed
After death, Maryland to limit where cosmetic surgeries are performed

Maryland is moving to toughen regulations on the fast-growing medspa industry — a move designed to narrow a "loophole" and prevent deaths such as one last year following a liposuction treatment at a Timonium facility. Regulations being discussed by state officials would bar plastic surgeons from performing liposuction and other procedures in medspas and medical offices unless the facilities are inspected by the government or third-party accrediting bodies, Maryland Secretary of Health Joshua Sharfstein said. The changes would bring greater scrutiny to an industry where patients typically pay out of pocket for procedures — making the consumer the main oversight...

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