Texas medical center stresses importance of plastic surgery education
October 25, 2010
Though the University of Texas' Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has been most renowned for its work pertaining to diabetes, cancer and neurology, the institution has recently made an effort to educate the public regarding plastic surgery procedures, according to Fort Worth Texas' Star-Telegram.
The chairman of the plastic surgery department at the center says that keeping the public abreast of the important role that plastic surgery can play is important.
"The public is bombarded with all kinds of hype - the one-minute face-lift, for instance - and we're trying to make sense of it," he told the news source.
According to the news provider, Dallas-Fort Worth is a community like many across the US that may benefit from proactive initiatives that aim to educate the public on plastic surgery. Many cosmetic surgeries are performed in the region, but it seems that the patients are not always well-informed about the plastic surgeries they've elected to undergo.
Individuals considering plastic surgery may want to consult a board-certified surgeon who is a member of an organization such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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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