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PostSubject: Chick Goes to local tat parlour for genital surgery   Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:45 pm

DEAR GOD. This happened in my city.

Police are investigating allegations that genital surgery is being performed at an area tattoo parlour.

Janice Walters, manager of infectious diseases control, said an anonymous package was received March 2 at the public health office on Southgate Drive that contained photos, an unsigned letter of complaint and a DVD showing a labia reduction procedure being performed.

Walters said a few public health investigators started to watch the DVD, “but when they saw it was a surgical procedure being done in a non-surgical setting, they shut off the video and turned it over to police.

“It was clear it was not a public health issue but a police matter,” Walters said.

The Mercury also received the same DVD, letter and photos on March 2. Senior Const. Kevin King and Const. Scott Wright of the Guelph Police Service’s persons crimes unit said a similar package was also dropped off at City Hall on the same day.

King said Thursday potential charges against people on the DVD could range from aggravated assault to contravention of the provincial Regulated Health Professionals Act.

“There are elements of this case that are black and white,” King said. “But within that, there are other things to consider. We could lay one charge or the other, or both.”

The Criminal Code defines aggravated assault as wounding, maiming, disfiguring or endangering a life. It contains specific language regarding surgery to the labia: that it must be performed “by a person duly qualified by provincial law” for medical reasons or that the person involved is at least 18 years old and consents, and there is no resulting bodily harm.

The penalty is a maximum 14 years in prison.

The Regulated Health Professionals Act states that only trained professionals can perform “controlled” acts, which include “performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis” and “putting an instrument, hand or finger beyond the labia majora.”

The penalty for a first offence under the act could include a maximum $25,000 fine or a maximum of one year in jail or both. Subsequent offences come with a maximum $50,000 fine or one year in jail, or both.

The DVD shows a woman naked from the waist down receiving the procedure. Another woman wearing gloves marks the cutting line on the woman’s labia, injects needles to numb the area, clamps the labia and then slices off a portion, one side at a time, using a scalpel. She then stitches the cuts, cleans the wounds and pours liquid on them. The entire procedure takes less than an hour.

There appears to be at least four people in the room and heavy-metal music blares in the background obscuring conversation. Hands and arms with distinct tattoos are visible but views of faces are fleeting and unclear.

People in the room know the procedure is being taped. They make reference to “edit that out” and “the guy with the camera.”

The woman moans, gasps and says “Ow” several times while receiving the needles. She says she feels nothing while the cuts are made, but cries and yells “Oh my God” and “I want to go home” repeatedly while being sutured.

She apologizes for her outburst and endures the final stitch.

The video then stops abruptly.

The anonymous letter that came with the DVD mentions a specific tattoo shop in the area, but Const. King said Wednesday the location of the surgery is not the focus of the investigation.

“Our focus is on the people in the video,” he said.

Kathryn Clarke, spokesperson for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, said surgery like labia reduction can only be done by qualified professionals. That includes plastic and cosmetic surgeons, obstetricians, gynecologists, or other surgeons with specific training.

“If it’s surgery, it’s controlled by the (Regulated Health Professions Act). It would have to be done by a qualified physician,” Clarke said.

Clarke said if a physician does procedures outside his scope of practice, his licence can be revoked. “If it’s a regular person doing the procedure, it becomes a police matter,” she said.

Clarke said there’s always risk with any surgery and part of the doctor’s training is to know what to do if things go wrong. An untrained person wouldn’t know, she said.

Dr. Kyle Wanzel, a Toronto plastic surgeon, said patients request labia reduction for cosmetic and practical reasons.

“Some women with large labia experience pain when doing sports like riding a bike, or during intercourse, so there are practical reasons for getting it done. But the No. 1 reason is cosmetic and, perhaps surprisingly, it’s becoming increasingly popular,” Wanzel said.

Prices range from $2,000 to $5,000 to have the procedure performed in a proper setting, he said.

He was shocked and bit horrified to learn it’s a procedure some body-modification artists might do.

“It’s a surgical procedure. It requires at least a local anesthetic and a cauterizing machine to seal blood vessels. Instruments need to be sterile and there’s the risk of infection and bleeding to the patient,” he said. “It needs to be done in a hospital or an accredited standalone clinic.”

Wanzel said that while it might appear to be a straightforward procedure, there are all kinds of potential risks to the patient.

“That’s what training is for — how to do the procedure, but just as importantly, how to take care of potential problems.

“You hear, once in a while, things like this but think they are urban legends. I had no idea this kind of thing was going on,” he said.
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PostSubject: Re: Chick Goes to local tat parlour for genital surgery   Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:00 am

Jesus! That's fucking brutal! And not in the good way.
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PostSubject: Re: Chick Goes to local tat parlour for genital surgery   Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:27 am

Wow, kinda stupid I guess but as far as I'm concerned people can do whatever the hell they want with their own bodies.
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PostSubject: Re: Chick Goes to local tat parlour for genital surgery   Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:20 am

Which tat place was this?

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Goes to local tat parlour for genital surgery   Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:30 am

breakyoudown wrote:
Which tat place was this?

LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: Chick Goes to local tat parlour for genital surgery   Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:13 pm

Haha they are not saying, but I tried figuring it out on my own by who has female employees and offers body mods. Stigmata does the most extreme stuff and has a female piercer.
And yeah, people CAN do what they want, some body mods would make your skin crawl. Amputations/implants/removals and more grisly stuff are all in the realm of possibility but go somewhere that can legally do it with someone who is certified.
This sounded like a straight up surgery more than a body bod-go to a doctor, woman!
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