Navigation Links
The Real Housewives of New York City Know What Questions to Ask When Looking for a Plastic Surgeon
Date:5/11/2010

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) applauds Ramona Singer, one of the ‘Real Housewives of New York City’, for emphasizing the importance of choosing a board certified plastic surgeon with appropriate hospital privileges in a recent episode of the reality show.

New York (Vocus) May 11, 2010 -- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) applauds Ramona Singer, one of the ‘Real Housewives of New York City’, for emphasizing the importance of choosing a board certified plastic surgeon with appropriate hospital privileges in a recent episode of the reality show. On the 9th episode of Season 3 titled “Stay on Message,” one of the featured women, Sonja Morgan, takes her friend, Ramona Singer to her plastic surgery consultation to help her ask the surgeon necessary questions about her lipoplasty (liposuction) procedure.

During the consultation, Ramona Singer asked the surgeon if he had operating privileges at a hospital to perform the procedure in question, what year he was board certified in, and if he is a member of ASAPS.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the only national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery, applauds Ms. Singer’s questions and suggests that other people considering plastic surgery ask the same questions during their consultations or bring along a friend who will.

The Aesthetic Society offers the following list of questions as a guideline of what to ask during a consultation with a plastic surgeon:

 
  • Check Board-Certification: A doctor's board-certification is the best indicator of his or her training in a particular medical or surgical specialty. Look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the only Board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify doctors in the specialty of plastic surgery.

 
  • Check ASAPS Membership: ASAPS membership ensures that a doctor not only is ABPS-certified (or, in Canada, certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.) but also has significant experience in cosmetic surgery. ASAPS membership is by invitation only.

 
  • Check Facility Accreditation: Cosmetic surgery can safely be performed in a hospital, a surgicenter or an office-based surgical facility: Current published data show that accredited office-based facilities have a safety record comparable to that of hospital ambulatory surgery settings. However, the majority of office-based surgical facilities are not accredited. Another advantage of selecting an ASAPS member is that all ASAPS surgeons operate in accredited, state-licensed or Medicare-certified facilities.

 
  • Check Hospital Privileges: Before granting operating privileges, hospital review committees evaluate a surgeon's training and competency for specific procedures. Wherever the surgery will be performed, be sure that the surgeon has operating privileges in an accredited hospital for the same procedure being considered.

 
  • Check Reliable Sources: Asking a patient's primary care doctor for recommendations is a good place to start, and friends may offer suggestions; but the surgeon's board-certification should always be verified independently by contacting the American Board of Plastic Surgery (www.abplsurg.org). Free referral information to board-certified plastic surgeons with significant experience in cosmetic surgery can be found on www.surgery.org. ASAPS' web site also offers extensive information about cosmetic surgical procedures.

About ASAPS
The over 2,600-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Toll-free referral line: 888.ASAPS.11 (272.7711). Website: www.surgery.org

Follow ASAPSmedia on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ASAPSmedia
Become a Fan of ASAPS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AestheticSociety

Contact: Adeena Babbitt or Dina Khiry
212.921.0500

Please credit the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Real_Housewives/ASAPS/prweb3985614.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Women want answers, but what questions should be asked?
2. Study Questions Use of Heart Device Implants in the Very Old
3. Live Online Chats Answer Questions About Vascular Disease
4. New iVillage Study Reveals That Majority of Women 18-34 Go Online First With Health Questions - Before Turning to Their Doctor or Other Family Members
5. New Master Cleanse Website Offers Open Q&A For Master Cleanse Diet Questions
6. Panel questions VBAC bans, advocates expanded delivery options for women
7. New study questions benefits of elective removal of ovaries during hysterectomy
8. National Event Addresses Breakthroughs in Crohn's & Colitis Research: National Expert & Researcher Answers Key Questions on Interactive Webcast/Teleconference
9. BestFoodFacts.org -- Food, Fiber and Fuel Questions Answered
10. Study Questions Value of Test for Peripheral Artery Disease
11. Natural Products Questions Potential Threat to Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The Real Housewives of New York City Know What Questions to Ask When Looking for a Plastic Surgeon
(Date:2/12/2016)... SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... The Central Coast ... purpose of this dance is to provide a night of fun for teens with and ... to help everyone feel welcomed and included at the event. The dance will take place ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Basketball is a ... integral part of the Peety PoppersTM series, sign language translation is featured in the ... health and wellness in Peety PoppersTM lessons has a sign language translator to teach ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Dignity Health named ... Hospital Emergency Room –Mesa. The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health ... “Dr. Bingham is an excellent leader and will ensure our new freestanding emergency room ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... According ... System, a product marketed as a weight loss dietary supplement, is being recalled due ... group Beverly Hills Physicians, because there is not a single supplement on the market ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing aides who treat ... Act, Time to Heal” on Thursday, February 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at ... Chedda, president of ANSA Consultants, who will discuss clinical best practices throughout the continuum ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016 Potrero ... system, is pleased to announce the appointment of George ... San Antonio, TX , WellMed is ... servicing over 200,000 patients and HMO members in ... founding WellMed in 1990 out of his own internal medicine ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016  MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... amniotic membrane and other birth tissues, human skin and ... and market advanced products and therapies, announced today that ... Global Healthcare Conference in New York ... Michael J. Senken , Chief Financial Officer and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)...  AfterPill.com is reporting that this week,s Centers for ... women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy impacts ... raises the risks of unprotected sex in particular.  ... to the Guttmacher Institute, there are 43 million women ... who have sex without the intention of becoming pregnant.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: