The main goal of the Aesthetic Society is to provide you patient safety information regarding cosmetic surgery so you can make informed decisions and know what to expect when you choose to undergo a procedure before deciding if plastic surgery is the right choice for you. We have developed the following articles in order to meet our goal.
Artist: Monique Lisa Abner, MD
As the leading Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Aesthetic Society' s mission is the continuing education of qualified aesthetic plastic surgeons on the safe practice of the art and science of plastic surgery. It is our goal to help you make informed decisions and to know what happens when you choose to undergo a procedure before deciding if plastic surgery is the right choice for you.
Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost. After checking for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the Aesthetic Society, you should entrust your face or body to the plastic surgeon with whom you feel most comfortable.
Cosmetic plastic surgery is safely performed in an accredited office-based surgery facility or free-standing ambulatory surgery facility, or it may be performed in the hospital. If your surgery will be performed outside of the hospital, be sure that your doctor has privileges to perform the same procedure in an accredited hospital. By selecting an ASAPS-member surgeon for your cosmetic plastic surgery, you can be assured that he or she qualifies for such privileges.