Why Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon and be confident you are in the care of a highly trained surgeon you can trust.
Good plastic surgery happens not only in the USA, but also around the world. However, if you are an American citizen planning to travel out of the country for a short period of time to have an elective cosmetic procedure, caveat emptor.
In the USA, there are easy ways to vet your plastic surgeon. If you look for one through the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, you’ll assured of their members’ rigorous 5-8 years training after medical school, success on stringent examinations, certification by the American Board of Surgery, and continuing education.
It is difficult to judge a plastic surgeon’s credentials from thousands of miles away. Testimonials on a website and before-and-after photos are not foolproof. I have worked with excellent surgeons in many different countries, but I have also worked with poorly trained ones who practice plastic surgery in their country.
Low cost is the main attraction for going abroad. Why not get the procedure you’ve always wanted for a fraction of the cost in the USA, and sneak a little vacation? Here are the simple answers:
A well-researched foray abroad can have a happy outcome, but choosing to travel to have cheap surgery may lead to unanticipated and expensive problems.
Don’t settle for a bargain when it comes to your face or body.
The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.