Myth: Plastic surgery is all about vanity

Truth: Aesthetic (Cosmetic) surgical procedures like face lifts, tummy tucks, breast augmentations are the plastic surgical operations that are most discussed in the media, however, the specialty of plastic surgery also involves the correction of defects after cancer, hand injuries, congenital defects such as cleft lips and palates, as well as burns. Good results take […]

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Myth: If a doctor calls himself a cosmetic surgeon or plastic surgeon, he must be one

Truth: Any physician with an M.D. can call themselves a specialist with no legal requirement that they have any recognized training in the specialty of plastic surgery specifically, aesthetic surgery. Just because they call themselves board certified does not mean that the board is a legitimate board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties […]

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Myth: All plastic surgical operating facilities are inspected and accredited

Truth: The reality is that the majority of office based surgical facilities across the country are never inspected and never accredited. Few states have any regulations with regard to accreditation, licensing, or inspection where plastic surgery is performed. Any patient undergoing plastic surgery should demand that the facility is accredited by one of the national […]

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