Dr. Tracy Hankins Provides Patient Tips For Safe Plastic Surgery Procedures
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent death of Donda West, rapper Kanye West's mother, raised questions about the safety of plastic surgery. The factors contributing to her untimely death are still emerging and include concerns over her physician's lack of board certification and his decision to combine procedures in a lengthy surgery. "Patients should be reassured that Donda West's tragic outcome is unusual," said Dr. Tracy Hankins of Ariana Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center. "Complications are uncommon if your surgery is performed in a safe manner," he emphasized.
Popular cosmetic surgery shows have given people the idea that only one surgery is necessary for a head-to-toe transformation. Dr. Hankins said that cosmetic surgery shows are a good way to increase people's awareness of plastic surgery's benefits, but may also dangerously skew a patient's expectations.
Dr. Hankins offered these tips to minimize plastic surgery risks:
1) Verify your physician is board certified in plastic surgery. Board
certification demonstrates that your doctor meets professional
standards. "Most doctors certified by the American Board of Plastic
Surgery list that on their web site," said Dr. Hankins. Patients can
visit the American Board of Medical Specialties at http://www.abms.org
to check their doctor's certification.
2) Seek several opinions. "Speak with several board certified plastic
surgeons and understand that the most conservative recommendations may
come from the surgeons who are most concerned with your safety and
well-being," said Dr. Hankins.
3) Discuss how many surgeries will be necessary to achieve the result you
4) Ask your doctor to explain the risks associated with your medical
background and p
|SOURCE Ariana Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center|
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