How to Choose the Right Doctor for Plastic Surgery
Posted By: ethernum; Category: Health; November 3, 2008
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According to Remedy Life magazine, there were more than 12 million plastic surgeries in 2007. Unfortunately, a number of those surgeries were botched but authorities are vague on the percentage because many go unreported. If you are planning to have cosmetic surgery, such as breast augmentation, nose re-shaping, liposuction or eyelid enhancement; find the right surgeon by following the tips listed in the article.
Check with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery presents board certification to qualified surgeons in the area of Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Plastic Surgery. You can find a board certified surgeon by visiting one of the certification website:, AAFPRS or ASPS.
Talk to your family doctor. Consult a trusted doctor or get recommendations from friends who have already undergone the procedure.
Check experience. Get a doctor with extensive experience in performing the procedure. A person who conducts cosmetic surgery all the time is a good possibility but you will want to know if he performed several surgeries in the one you wish to get.
Ask for references and proof of performance. Ask to see before and after photographs. Ask for references from patients who have had the procedure. Also check for disciplinary actions against surgeons you are considering. Dr. Robert Kotler of WebMD suggests that you also consider surgeons who teaches at a medical school and has publications in medical journals on the subject of cosmetic surgery. These doctors are typically involved and are experts in the field.
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