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Ensure Safe Plastic Surgery by Researching Surgeons

The popularity of plastic surgery has dramatically risen over the past few years and more surgeons are trying to meet the demand.

With the spike in plastic surgeons, it’s crucial to make sure you are a proper candidate and that your doctor is properly trained and certified before undergoing surgery.

Dr. Dan Shell IV, M.D., F.A.C.S. recommended a few tips on HottyToddy.com to help patients prepare for plastic surgery.

Evaluate yourself

“Prior to researching a doctor, you need to be comfortable and confident with your decision to have plastic surgery,” Shell explained to HottyToddy.com. “Ask yourself, ‘Why – and for whom – am I looking to have this surgery performed?’ Patients should be internally motivated to have a procedure. ‘What kind of results am I expecting?’ and ‘Is this a good time for me to have surgery?’”

Check your doctor’s board certification

“Determine if your physician is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery for plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body,” Shell suggested to HottyToddy.com. “This certification ensures that the surgeon has graduated from an accredited medical school and completed extensive and rigorous surgical training. ASPS Member Surgeons meet these and other strict standards of education and experience.”

Make sure facilities are safe

“Everyone who chooses plastic has the right to a safe procedure,” Shell commented to HottyToddy.com. “Procedures should be administered in a setting with the necessary equipment and qualified medical personnel to observe patients and manage potential complications and should be accredited by a national or state recognized accrediting agency [or] organization.”

Undergo a medical evaluation

“Your general health can affect the results – and safety – of the plastic surgery procedure you choose,” Shell told HottyToddy.com. “When considering plastic surgery, consult with your surgeon for an evaluation and a full medical history to determine what is most appropriate and advisable for you.”

Inform yourself

“Talk about the procedure with trusted friends and family as well as your physician,” Shell suggested to HottyToddy.com. “When a treatment decision is made cooperatively between the physician and patient, the physician should explain the risks, benefits, alternatives and reasoning for the proposed treatment, after which an informed consent document should be signed by the patient.”

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