20 December 2012

People who choose to have plastic surgery have been offered advice on what they should look for when selecting a surgeon or clinic. Writing for the Huffington Post, chief of craniofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital Michael Yaremchuk MD explained the rise of medi-spas could mean many individuals are going under the knife without the proper supervision.He noted that these types of combined health and cosmetic surgery sites often employ physicians who are not board-certified plastic surgeons. Instead, people should always check their physician is board-certified before going under the knife. Similarly, other staff members should be well-trained and supervised. Individuals should also check their doctors qualifications are applicable in the country in which they are pacticing and ensure the products and equipment being used are all of high quality. In my personal experience, many board-certified physicians who are performing invasive cosmetic plastic surgical procedures are in fact board certified -- but not by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr Yaremchuk added. Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-yaremchuk-md/plastic-surgery-safety_b_2317527.html