According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), its doctors have been seeing an increased number of requests to fix botchedplastic surgery performed by uncertified physicians.
The number of botched plastic surgery cases has apparently been on the rise because Americans are trying to take advantage of budget-friendly operations. However, the ASPS warns that some cosmetic procedures are high-risk, and it's crucial to do a great deal of research on both the procedure and the doctor before committing to anything.
"Sometimes patients will spend more time picking a color for a new car or deciding on a new car than actually investigating a surgeon that is actually taking your life into his or her hands," said ASPS President Scot Glasberg in a press release, "and that to me is frightening because it's your life. You can replace your car, but you can't replace your life."
One warning sign that a doctor might not be legitimate is if he or seem to be overly effusive about the surgery's intended results, while promising unrealistically low costs and not mentioning any possible side effects. A board-certified, experienced physician should talk to you candidly about the pros and cons of any procedure, and as a patient it's important that you feel comfortable and knowledgeable with any elective surgery you receive.
If you're interested in cosmetic surgery and want to consult with the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, contact Dr. James C. Marotta today. Dr. Marotta is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience, so you'll be in the best of hands whenever you decide to make a change, whether that includes a chin augmentation, rhinoplasty or fat injections.