Category: Choosing a Surgeon

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  There have been many misleading advertorials recently regarding the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery.  This will help you understand how to choose the right surgeon for you and what is fact and fiction. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has recently launched an educational advertisement campaign called “Do your homework” to remind… Continue Reading »

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California’s medical board is stepping up its investigations into fake medical practitioners, according to a recent report on ABC News 10. Operation Safe Medicine, the investigative unit that examines these cases, has seen a surprising rise in these cases, which involve people posing as doctors in order to reap profits from performing risky surgeries. Compared… Continue Reading »

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There has been an increase in the number of people traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery, but what are the risks of medical tourism? The CDC notes that “medical tourism is a worldwide, multibillion-dollar phenomenon that is expected to grow substantially in the next 5 – 10 years. However, little reliable epidemiologic data on medical tourism… Continue Reading »

Earlier this month, published a women’s health article titled “Nipped, tucked and wide awake” that investigates low cost cosmetic surgery under local anesthesia. The article is getting attention from those in the cosmetic medical field because it raises awareness about what could be a growing trend in cosmetic surgery. To understand the issue more… Continue Reading »

One of the most important decisions when considering cosmetic surgery is choosing the right doctor to perform your procedure. When considering cosmetic surgery, patients are almost universally unaware of the difference between “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery.” For this reason, they may easily be misled to believe board certification in plastic surgery evidences a physician’s… Continue Reading »

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