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    Know Your Surgeon… Know Your Outcome

    When considering undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, it’s natural to focus more on the expected result than on the actual surgical process itself. However, it’s quite crucial to know the safety of the procedure as well as its expected outcome prior to. Although thousands of people have plastic surgery every year without complications, you have to also keep in mind that no surgical procedure is risk-free.

    To maximize safety, make sure to be fully knowledgeable of the following:

    • Whether or not your surgeon is an ASPS Member Surgeon – This ensures that your surgeon obtains at least five years of surgical training – with a minimum two years of that dedicated to plastic surgery; and that they are by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
    • The facility in which your surgery will take place conforms to strict safety standards – ASPS Member Surgeons can only operate in accredited facilities.
    • Your surgeon is informed of any drugs you are taking and your full medical history, especially if you have had any circulation disorders, heart or lung ailments or problems with blood clots;
    • That the surgical facility will use experienced, licensed personnel to administer and monitor your anesthesia as well as your recovery immediately following your procedure.
    • The ability to have extra safety measures taken if you are having a more extensive liposuction procedure.

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is an organization of plastic surgeons who are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care. Good credentials will not guarantee a successful outcome; however, they will significantly increase the likelihood of it.

    Dr. Kim is a plastic surgeon providing his expertise to the Beverly Hills area. For more information please visit Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery.

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