June 26, 2008
Coming Soon to YouTube: My Face-Lift
Doctors have long recruited patients to help advertise — witness the doctor-patient tag teams on talk shows and infomercials. But it’s now clear that doctors openly offer “thank you” rebates and discounts to patients who post videos of their breast augmentations, bright white teeth or nose jobs — or are willing to be taped extolling the virtues of their physician - on YouTube. The New York Times reports.
... "Doctors — and patients — have taken to online video postings with gusto. Type in the word “Botox” on YouTube and around 2,400 videos pop up. “Breast augmentation” garners over 2,000; “Lasik” around 2,000 videos."
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