Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon For Your Procedure
When choosing a plastic surgeon, it is important to base your decision on expertise, training, and experience rather than solely on price. A recent article in the Miami Herald highlighted the dangers of cheap plastic surgery procedures, finding that patients who choose to have their plastic surgery procedures performed by someone other than a certified plastic surgeon working in an accredited surgical center are not just risking their appearance…. they could be risking their very lives. While plastic surgery procedures are less invasive than many other types of surgery, patients can still face the danger of infection and complications due to inexperienced, underqualified providers. That’s why choosing the best plastic surgeon for your plastic surgery procedure is so important, because you can’t afford to risk your appearance or your life for a few dollars. Here’s how you can protect yourself.
Under Florida law, doctors and even nurse practitioners can call themselves cosmetic surgeons without undergoing a standardized certification process to verify their skills and expertise. They need no formal training in plastic surgery at all. Some practitioners may claim to be Board-certified cosmetic surgeons but since the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is not recognized as a board by the American Board of Medical Specialties, you still have no true assurance that these providers have the necessary skills and training. Choosing a plastic surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is your best bet, as these dedicated doctors spend years undergoing an intensive plastic surgery training and certification process. After completing medical school, certified plastic surgeons must serve a plastic surgery residency, pass extensive oral and written exams, and receive approval from a rigorous peer review board. To ensure they deliver the best possible care, ABBoard- certified plastic surgeons face ongoing annual peer reviews and re-certification in their specialty.
When bargain cosmetic surgery procedures are performed in unaccredited offices, there is no oversight by licensing agencies to ensure the safety of patients. For the safest plastic surgery experience, make certain your procedure is performed in an accredited ambulatory surgical center, staffed with experienced personnel. Any anesthesia should be administered by a Board-certified anesthesiologist.
In light of these risks, it’s not surprising that so many patients choose Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman to perform their plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Berman is a double Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), with more than 20 years’ experience helping his patients achieve their aesthetic surgery goals. All of Dr. Berman’s plastic surgery procedures are performed at Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa, which is accredited and certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Patients enjoy the highest level of care from Dr. Berman’s hand-picked, skilled surgery staff, who offer a combined 60+ years of experience, with any necessary anesthesia administered by Board-certified anesthesiologists. Dr. Berman’s strict adherence to the highest standards of patient care has produced an outstanding 0% infection rate to date! If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure in South Florida, protect your safety by choosing the best plastic surgeon to meet your needs . Call Dr. Berman today for a private consultation at 561-235-3208, or complete this online consultation form.