Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is Your Doctor Qualified? – ASPS Announces ‘Do Your Homework’ Campaign

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has launched a safety campaign to educate patients on the importance of selecting a board certified plastic surgeon when undergoing any cosmetic procedure.

Currently, only four states regulate a doctor’s advertising with respect to their training.  In all the other states, a physician with training in any medical field may claim to be a “cosmetic surgeon.” Although often without proper training and experience, these physicians perform many procedures in their own offices, exposing patients to severe risks.