TheInternational Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeryreleased a warning to those considering plastic surgery overseas aboutthe dangers of getting procedures performed by unlicensed doctors. While such options may be less expensive, it is important to go to a board certified facial plastic surgeon for safety, as well as the quality of the work done. This warning comes after two British citizens passed away due to complications from plastic surgery performed in other nations.
"Cosmetic surgery abroad can be incredibly risky because the standards vary from one country to the next. It is essential that patients find board-certified plastic surgeons, regardless of where they have a procedure performed,"Susumu Takayanagi, President of ISAPS, said in a prepared statement. "Patient safety is our highest priority. ISAPS membership is exclusive to board-certified plastic surgeons who must be current members of their national plastic surgery society."
Michael Edwards, chair of the ISAPS Patient Safety Committeeand president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, noted that there is a common misconception that anyone with a medical degree can safely perform any type of surgery, including cosmetic operations. This is, however, not the case, and plastic surgeons aretrained specifically to handlethe unique challenges of cosmetic procedures.
Traveling overseas, even to visit a licensed plastic surgeon, still carries additional risks, due to stresson the body and varying standards and regulations in medical care and recovery. This is why it is essential to carefully choose your plastic surgeon. Anyone in the greater New York City area should contact the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. James Marotta, for more information regarding any facial procedure they are considering, and the many benefits of cosmetic surgery.