Making the cut: as plastic surgery becomes more accepted, experts warn teens of the risks involved.


Stephanie Kuleba was a cheerleader and honors student who hoped to

become a doctor. But like many teens, the 18-year-old Florida girl was

not completely satisfied with her looks. She decided to undergo plastic

surgery to correct a physical feature she disliked. During the

operation, Stephanie's body reacted to the anesthesia, or medicine

given during surgery to prevent pain, which resulted in her death.


Fatalities during plastic surgery are rare, and Stephanie's

resulted from an uncommon genetic condition. But her case is a reminder

that going under t