A recent article in USA Today highlights the much advertised clinics that feature low-cost cosmetic surgery. These centers focus on speedy, inexpensive surgical procedures rather than patient safety. These centers often times utilize high pressure sales personnel for consultations and diagnosis. These low-cost medical centers perform in-office treatments as an alternative to an accredited surgical facility with full anesthesia. Often times there is inadequate patient screening and follow-up treatment falling well below industry standards. The main goal of these centers is low cost surgery with extremely high patient volume.
As USA Today stated in their article, ” They’ve created these kind of fast food courts where people go in, pick from a menu of what they want done and the physician who meets with them is not necessarily the doctor who operates on them and he’s not the one who follows up with them. This is a recipe for disaster.”
Making a decision to undergo plastic surgery is not something to be taken lightly. It is important you find a surgeon you trust and feel entirely comfortable with. In addition, it is important to research the physician’s credentials. Experience and board certification is an important must when choosing your doctor. You can be assured that the same ASPS board certified plastic surgeon you see in your consultation, will be the same surgeon performing you surgery. This surgery will be performed in an accredited surgical facility with board certified anesthesiologists.
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