sam-speron-2305.jpgConsumers are unaware of the risks associated with aesthetic procedures performed by unlicensed practitioners. Injectable fillers to enhance the bust, hips, buttocks or face are frequently administered in non-clinical settings by unlicensed practitioners. Unsuspecting patients have been injected with materials such as silicone, baby oil, that have no safety record. People with limited resources, poor in English are susceptible to false advertising and unrealistic claims of potentially dangerous procedures. Patients can check to see if the practitioner is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery by checking with the Board at: or by calling 1-866-ASK-ABMS.