iPhone 4S offers a high-tech way to find a plastic surgeon

December 22, 2011

iPhone 4S offers a high-tech way to find a plastic surgeon
iPhone 4S offers a high-tech way to find a plastic surgeon

Apple's new iPhone 4S is getting rave reviews and many say the device's virtual personal assistant, Siri, is the reason.

The International Business Times reports that the voice-activated Siri, which helps owners in a variety of ways, is the best feature of the new phone. Nearly half (49 percent) of the phone's users said "she" is the best feature on the handset.

In addition to writing and sending text messages and e-mails, dictating notes, setting alarms and reminders, calling friends, playing songs and surfing the Web, Siri can also answer questions such as "where can I get breast implants?"

According to AlterNet.org, this is just one of the many types of questions Siri can answer - and it may make finding a plastic surgeon easier for some people. In fact, Siri found one woman four local plastic surgeons to call.

However, experts say that services like this that direct you to a plastic surgeon still need to be thoroughly researched before any procedures are performed. An in-person consultation is recommended, and a bit of homework on a potential plastic surgeon is often necessary.

Patients should ensure that their plastic surgeon is licensed and board-certified. According to NoseResources.com, "board certification means that the doctor successfully completed an approved educational program and met certification requirements, including an examination to determine his or her ability to provide quality medical care."

A surgeon that is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) will not only be board-certified, but will most likely have significant experience performing cosmetic procedures.

Other things to consider include where the procedure will be performed and at which hospital the doctor has privileges. Seeing before and after pictures of previous patients is also recommended.

The mission of the Aesthetic Society includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Aesthetic Society, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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