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plastic surgery safety

Plastic surgery typically involves a surgical treatment. It is very important to make sure you go to a board certified plastic surgeon. It's critical to recognize that getting plastic surgery might be risky if you fall into the wrong hands or aren't physically or emotionally ready for it.

Here are some considerations that will help you understand the risks of plastic surgery so you can make better and well-informed decisions.

  • "Cosmetic" doesn’t always mean qualified. In plastic surgery, "aesthetic" is the new gold standard. When you go ahead and choose an ASAPS member physician who is part of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, you can be confident that your surgeon is qualified to the greatest degree in cosmetic plastic surgery.
  • Your health matters. Smoking, obesity, and poor overall health can raise your surgery risks and can have a detrimental influence on your recovery. Make sure you talk to your aesthetic cosmetic surgeon to see whether you're a good candidate for surgery. It's important to know if you need to make any changes to your lifestyle or do anything else to lower the risks.
  • Different procedures have varying levels of risks. All procedures are not equal in terms of risks they carry. Some operations, especially those that are more intrusive, may carry a higher risk. There is also risk with nonsurgical procedures. Make sure you're aware of the exact dangers linked with the procedure you're planning to have.
  • You may have complications. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon and carefully follow your doctor's instructions during and after the surgery to lower the risk of complications.

How will I know if a surgeon meets the highest standards for education, experience, and ethics?

Getting an aesthetic surgeon is the very first step towards achieving safe plastic surgery that has good results. Members of this association are accredited board-certified, work in accredited facilities, and adhere to a strict code of conduct and ethics. They go above and beyond the call of duty, are dedicated to continuous learning, and have exposure to the most up-to-date training, materials, and techniques in order to safely conduct the most drilling and novel aesthetic operations. Check out 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you!

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When I first published The 7 Critical Questions to Ask Before Letting Any Surgeon Touch You, I had no idea that it would be so popularly received. Since its publication, this brief guide has helped thousands like you to more safely navigate the world of cosmetic surgery. The 7 Questions have been updated and a bonus section, Applying the 7 Questions, has just been added. Be my guest to read, learn and share.



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