STAR PLASTIC SURGERY shares the secrets most cosmetic surgeons don’t want you to know.
Star Plastic Surgery’s Medical Director, Elan Reisin, M.D. FACS strongly recommends that every one considering plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons should ask their surgeon the following questions:
- Are you board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery?
- Do you practice only plastic surgery? What other medical specialties do you practice?
- Did you complete a residency in general surgery? Did you complete a residency in plastic surgery?
- Does your malpractice insurance cover the surgical procedures I’m considering?
- Do you have hospital privileges to perform the plastic surgery procedure I’m considering? Which hospitals?
Why is it so important to get the answers to these questions?
A recent article in the New York Times (March 28, 2013) highlighted a terrifying story of a cosmetic surgical procedure that went terribly wrong leaving a patient dead and a doctor facing manslaughter charges. Perhaps the story would not have had to be written if the Secrets Most Cosmetic Surgeons Don’t Want You to Know were made known. By knowing the answers to the above questions, a life may have been saved, a doctor’s career may not have been ended.
Unlike insurance based procedures, with cosmetic surgery, you, as a patient, are free to select the level and quality of care and expertise you desire. As a result, as a patient, “buyer beware” becomes even more important than the typical retail purchase. Knowing your plastic surgeon’s credentials, experience and hospital privileges should be a critical step in your decision making process to alter the look of your body to avoid a negative outcome.
Dr.Reisin, Star Plastic Surgery’s Medical Director and a board-certified ASPS plastic and reconstructive surgeon, believes every patient should know if the physician that is about to perform your surgery is a plastic surgeon or simply a physician that has taken a week-end course in cosmetic surgery. In addition, he recommends that every patient know if their physician has privileges in accredited surgical facilities to perform plastic surgery procedures or if they are potentially putting people at risk by performing the procedures in their offices.
To assist cosmetic surgery patients in their selection process, Star Plastic Surgery of Novi, Michigan has developed a complementary guide outlining the specifics each potential cosmetic surgery patient should look into before moving forward with their procedure. The guide contains the five questions, in an easy-to-use format when interviewing surgeons, details on the SECRETS along with an overview of typical cosmetic procedures and the benefits patients can expect.
To get your copy of the Star Plastic Surgery guide, please click here to download
Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan is the preeminent cosmetic surgery practice in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Star Plastic Surgery’s surgeons are Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and are credentialed to perform all cosmetic surgery procedures at the area’s leading hospitals and off-site ambulatory surgical facilities. All of Star’s surgeons have completed thousands of procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelifts, breast reduction surgery and more. Star Plastic Surgery’s mission is to provide the highest degree of patient satisfaction by achieving the most successful surgical results.
Star Plastic Surgery is located at 42450 West Twelve Mile in Novi, Michigan. (248) 735-3800 www.starplasticsurgery.net.