In January, 2000, with her daughter's wedding coming up, Angie Paquette, a 47-year-old Tampa housewife and mother of three decided to treat herself to a tummy tuck.
"I was not doing it because I'm a vain person," she tells Correspondent Troy Roberts." It was just to feel good about myself."
With time at a premium, she checked the Tampa phone book and found that Dr. Daniel Callahan offered surgery at a resort in Cancun, Mexico.
A friend had heard good things about Doctor Callahan, and Angie recognized his wife, a former TV anchor. Plus the cost seemed reasonable: $5,900 including airfare and room and board in Cancun.
The next week, Angie and two other patients flew to Mexico on a plane piloted by the doctor himself.
Aired: 3 May 2002