Plastic Surgeons see legislation as patient safety concern
December 14, 2010
A growing number of non-plastic surgeons are offering procedures that used to reside only in the realms of qualified surgeons. Some doctors are worried that this trend might eventually be a significant patient-safety issue.
Many physicians trained to perform cosmetic procedures worry that individuals who are not qualified could perform shoddy procedures that result in less-than-ideal results. The only way to ensure that one is visiting a qualified professional is to research the
credentials of potential physicians.
The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety encourages patients to choose a board certified physician who regularly performs cosmetic procedures of the face and skin (plastic surgeon, dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon or ophthalmic plastic surgeon) and who uses FDA approved injectables.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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