Aug 11, 2017 Allure magazine

Woman Sues Plastic Surgeon After Nude Before-and-After Photos Shared Online

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As any good therapist (or cheesy rom-com will tell you), trust is key for healthy relationships — especially a relationship as important as the one with your doctor. But in a terrible breach of doctor-patient confidentially, one woman in California filed a plastic surgery lawsuit after her nude before-and-after photos were posted online.

Let's start at the beginning. With cosmetic procedures, it’s pretty routine to take before-and-after photos (which, duh, involve the patient's naked body if they're having a procedure anywhere below the neck) for the doctor's portfolio — as long as the patient consents.

When Mandi Stillwell, enlisted the skills of Quita Lopez, a cosmetic surgeon at the Aesthetic Laser Center in Fresno, California, for a tummy tuck, breast lift, and implants in 2013, she gave the office written consent to photograph her naked torso for before-and-after shots, reports The Fresno Bee. But this consent had two major caveats: the photos were only to be used for business promotion and most importantly, they were never to be attached to her name. Totally standard.

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