Vitamin IV Drip Hospitalises Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Beverly Hills after suffering an adverse reaction to a Vitamin IV drip. Reports claim that Kendall wanted to experience the trending health treatment before attending a number of appearances and events this week, including Sunday night’s Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

The superstar managed to make a full recovery in time to attend the party, where she made a statement on arrival.

The new craze, which involves large doses of vitamins delivered directly to the bloodstream through an intravenous drip, started gaining traction last year. Specialty clinics generally offer a number of options for different needs, with treatments lasting 60 – 90 minutes. These can include solutions for energy boosts, skin improvement, magnesium or zinc deficiency, or generally hydration – particularly useful for hangovers!

This report further highlights the importance of the need for strict training and regulatory regimes around invasive procedures, as concerns in Australia grow when it comes to under-qualified or untrained practitioners. Incidents of injury and even death as a result of plastic surgery  seem to be an all too common occurrence as the popularity of injectables and cosmetic enhancement continues to surge.

The latest report, one of many over the past several months alone, comes as a Melbourne clinic is suspended by the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner from undertaking any cosmetic surgery procedures. There is some media speculation that a botched anti-wrinkle injection may be the cause of the ban, but official information is yet to be released.

The action has been applauded by Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia, as they released the news on Wednesday 7th March.

The CPCA warns heavily against the use of “illegal and unsafe operators in the cosmetic surgery field – particularly people working entirely outside the law, whether they’re ‘fly-in fly-out’ operators or local unregistered individuals carrying out procedures and using drugs they bought overseas, where clients are being put at risk.”

Further information on the incident can be found here.

About the CPCA: The CPCA is the leading representative body for medical practitioners practicing non- or minimally-invasive cosmetic medical treatments in Australasia.  The College, which evolved from the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia, provides education, training and ethical practice standards for its Fellows and Members who are required to have relevant training and experience as prerequisites for admission to the College.  Members are also required to keep abreast of the most up-to-date, relevant information and latest medical and scientific advances Overall, the key role of the CPCA is to develop and maintain the highest standards in cosmetic medicine, which helps safeguard the public.  www.cpca.net.au

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