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Caution Urged as Patients Seek Deals on Cosmetic Surgery
Date:11/20/2008

  • Am I basing my decision on credentials of the medical professional and not the price?
  • Does this sound too good to be true (if so, it probably is)?
  • What do I expect from my procedure?
  • Are my expectations for results realistic?
  • Have all my questions been answered?

ASPS says you can still save money by having non-invasive procedures, but you should never swap quality care for cost.

"ASPS Member Surgeons put safety and outcome satisfaction first. The point is, while less expensive procedures appear more desirable when money is tight, cheaper is not better if the procedure is being done by someone who is unqualified or not properly supervised," Dr. Canady says.

Consumers are encouraged to go to www.plasticsurgery.org to find an ASPS Member Surgeon who can provide the treatment they desire. In 2007, ASPS Member Surgeons performed nearly 10 million minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 6,700 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


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