ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD, sent the following letter to Sen. Sanders' office on behalf of all board-certified plastic surgeons. The goal of this response is to educate the lawmaker about the true depth and breadth of the specialty – and perhaps open the door to further discussions about plastic surgery's vital role in the health-care system.
Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Who Is Appropriately Qualified to Perform Cosmetic Surgery? 'Confusing Jargon' Contributes to Misperceptions
Do you know what makes a "plastic surgeon" different from a "cosmetic surgeon"? If you're considering surgery to improve your appearance, the answer has important implications for choosing an appropriately qualified physician, according to a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).