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Fatal flaws : One business helped transform Miami into a national destination for plastic surgery. Eight women died.

Jan 31, 2019 - USA Today

MIAMI - Just after dawn, the women arrive.

They come in taxis and rental cars, to a strip mall clinic tucked between a barber shop and a discount shoe store.

They fly in from across the country for deals they can't get back home - thousands of dollars off cosmetic surgeries, available, if they like, on payment plans.

Inside, the lobby looks like any other surgery center: polished white floors, sleek, modern furniture, a large flat screen flashing images of beautiful bodies.

But this clinic is run like a factory assembly line, where individual doctors - many of them with little specialized training - line up patients and operate on as many as eight a day, an investigation by USA TODAY and the Naples Daily News has fou...