Strax Rejuvenation Responds to New Times Cover Story

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Lidvian Zelaya died after surgery at Strax.
Strax Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Institute, the high-volume plastic surgery office in Lauderhill that was the subject of last week's New Times cover story, does not take criticism lightly. In a blog posted on the company's website today, Strax officials insist that their discount prices do not translate into a lower standard of care. The blog's headline echoes, almost verbatim, the headline on the New Times story: "Most Popular Plastic Surgery Center Answers Questions About the Safety of Less Expensive Cheaper Nips and Tucks."

"Does reducing the cost of a plastic surgery procedure imply that you will not receive the same care? Absolutely not!" the blog says. 

See also: Strax Rejuvenation CEO Jeffry Davis Has Criminal Record 

It goes on to quote one of Strax's owners, Al Auer. "We have made plastic surgery available to a much larger demographic, it is not just for the wealthy anymore," he says. "We can offer better pricing than the smaller centers and/or single doctor offices without sacrificing quality."

The company's blog does not mention the Strax doctors who have been disciplined by the Florida Department of Health, or the four patients who have died after operations at Strax in the past three years.

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Rena Graham
Rena Graham

More and more people are drawn to cosmetic surgery, as well as cosmetic clinics all over the globe to cater these huge demand for the past 10 years. rhinoplasty

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

If Staxx kills you, do they give the corpse any discount on procedures?  I think it's important to to look good in your open coffin.


Maybe the Department of Professional Regulation in Tallahassee could send a few medical investigators down to examine the Strax facilities and review its staff's procedures and protocols. Otherwise, the juries in the lawsuits from the dead patients will be the final authority on the quality of care. No puffery on a website blog amounts to anything remotely resembling evidence.

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