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Medically Reviewed By Dr. Moraitis

A cardiologist, oncologist, and emergency room physician are all facing severe legal charges for practicing cosmetic surgery without being certified or qualified to perform the procedures. The reality is that more and more medical professionals are advertising cosmetic procedures without the certification to do so. This puts patients at risk for a botched surgery that not only negatively affects their appearance, but can also have severe consequences on their safety and health.

When we see more and more public figures such as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, or Kate Middleton enhance their natural beauty through plastic surgery, it’s easy to make the mistake of assuming that quality plastic surgery solutions are readily available. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Patients must do their “plastic surgery homework” as they research doctors to perform their procedures. In extreme cases, this could be the difference between life and death. So how exactly do you select a plastic surgeon that you can trust? Simple: remember the three P’s.

  • Product. Whether it’s an eyelid lift, breast lift, Botox, or any other form of plastic surgery that requires injection, ensure that the FDA approves the product or treatment you’re receiving. Remember, having anything injected or placed into your body is a serious procedure – even if it’s just for cosmetic purposes – so ensure that it’s quality material and approved by the FDA.
  • Physician. Get to know the practitioner who will be performing the procedure. You don’t want just any physician to perform plastic surgery. Rather, you want a practitioner who is board certified in plastic surgery and has the specific training, experience, and expertise needed to give you the natural beauty that you deserve.
  • Place. A legitimate practitioner probably won’t be performing in a salon or shopping mall.  Even if their prices are incredibly affordable, chances are that it’s probably too good to be true. Serious medical procedures such as cosmetic surgery should be performed in a certified and accredited medical facility.

As the internet becomes more prominent in the way that we perform business and advertise services, there are going to be many plastic surgery offers at incredible prices. However, it’s important to remember that cosmetic surgery is one area where you don’t want to cut corners, as the consequences can be serious. Instead of trusting online promotions, trust a board certified plastic surgeon who has the experience and expertise to help you. Contact Moraitis Plastic Surgery today!