The Importance of Visiting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

The Importance of Visiting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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As the cosmetic surgery industry is booming, people in the United States are spending billions of dollars a year on procedures. Whether they're going under the knife, or visiting the doctor's office for a quick facial injection, with today’s fast-paced world and constant evolving technology, results can be achieved at the drop of a hat. While exciting, that can still be a risky or dangerous proposition if research is not done properly.

Maybe you’ve seen or heard of some plastic surgery horror stories on the news, or crazy plastic surgery stories featured on E! Entertainment’s show, “Botched.” People getting fillers injected in their face made from weird materials such as cement, implants leaking and flipping around, these are just some of the crazy stories that we have heard and seen before. But, what do all these stories have in common? All these botched surgeries were most likely not done by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

In other words, some of these botched procedures are being performed in garages or basements, which is illegal, risky and most importantly not done in the office of a plastic surgeon. Even going abroad for quick and inexpensive procedures is a popular, yet very risky endeavor. So, if you're thinking about getting cosmetic surgery and don’t want to be one of those botched surgery statistics, it's your job to become an informed consumer.

People may not think of the negative things that can happen until something goes terribly wrong. Our aspirations might lead us to soften the risks associated with plastic surgery, but like any surgical procedure, plastic surgery can have risks associated. The chances that it could go south, or you could have a complication, is a real consideration that you can discuss with your board-certified plastic surgeon.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in order to have a successful surgery, it is important to ask the right questions and to get the best treatment.

Board-certified plastic surgeons are trained in both facial and body procedures, have learned how to prevent and handle emergencies that may arise during a procedure, and have developed technical skill and aesthetic judgment.  Never underestimate the power of research. Ask the right questions, and ask others or look at testimonials to see if that plastic surgeon may be right for you. Remember, everyone is different, and prospective patients should always be cautious about receiving cosmetic procedures outside a medical setting.

If you are planning on undergoing plastic surgery, the most important aspect is your safety. Make well informed decisions, even before deciding if plastic surgery is the right choice for you. Visit the American Board of Plastic Surgery website to find out if the plastic surgeon you choose is board-certified.

If you would like to learn more, call the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stelnicki at (954) 983-1899 or request an appointment online.