CNN Health recently reported on a terrifying trend that is affecting consumers all across the country: botched plastic surgery. In this poor economy where physician reimbursement is declining, doctors are looking for ways to supplement their income and are turning to plastic surgery, since it is one of the only fields of medicine that insurance doesn’t cover.
Research Your Plastic Surgeon
State medical boards don’t restrict doctors from performing procedures outside of their specialty, so that means any licensed doctor can perform a cosmetic procedure without proper training, as long as they have patient consent. Eye doctors performing liposuction? As you can imagine, it doesn’t make for a good combination and some of the outcomes are appalling and sometimes even dangerous. It then forces patients to find another surgeon to correct the mishap, an expensive and traumatizing round of events.
The team at The Plastic Surgery Group in Albany, NY, is anxious to pass on the news to consumers around the Capital District. Their advice: do your homework first. It is much easier to take the time beforehand and learn about a doctor’s credentials than to rush into a procedure with a surgeon who may not have the proper training. Take the time to research, ask questions during the consultation, talk to other patients and be sure to review before and after photos from previous patients who had the same procedure done. Ask your physician to see their credentials and make sure they have been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The Plastic Surgery Group’s Reputation
Highly trained and skilled in plastic surgery, the team at The Plastic Surgery Group’s Albany office is always available to speak with potential patients who may have questions or concerns about any cosmetic procedure. If you have any questions, be sure to contact The Plastic Surgery Group at (518) 438-0505 or send an email. You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!