I don't know if anybody caught this story on 20/20 last night but I was interested in what others thought of this tragedy where a Florida woman went into cardiac arrest during a breast augmentation. Here is a link to the episode: http://more.abcnews.go.com/sections/2020/Living/2020_plastic_surgery_040415.html Is it legal to perform such cosmetic procedures without someone trained in the practice of anesthesia to monitor the patient? It appears that this was the routine in this doctor's practice when the assistant stated, " "at the beginning of the procedures, many times, I witnessed patients that would stop breathing." In the above article, Dr. Rod Rohrich, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons warns patients that "If you're not going to a hospital, be sure someone trained in anesthesiology is present, that the surgeon has privileges at a nearby hospital and that the operating room meets state regulations, with emergency equipment in case of a crisis." Ok, I am a little confused by this- I mean, i would think that all these things would be mandated by the state to protect the public. If I was going UNDER i would sure as heck want an anesthetist to make sure i didn't flatline. And what is a dentist/oral surgeon doing breast augmentations in the first place!!!