Dr. Paul Wigoda hates to see this type of headline: ‘Woman dies during plastic surgery’ published last month in the Miami Herald. Considering the demand for plastic surgery procedures increased almost 9% in 2010, according to statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; consumers need to do their plastic surgery homework.
While Plastic surgery is popular in Florida, risks and rewards should be considered. With the recent news of patient deaths at discounted plastic surgery centers, the safety of plastic surgery procedures is a reminder to take the time to research and ask the right questions.
Dr. Wigoda, a Board Certified Florida Plastic Surgeon, says that these mishaps can be avoided. he gives some important pointers when looking for a Florida plastic surgeon:
1. Background check. It is important to check the surgeon’s credentials. Your surgeon should be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and not just a Cosmetic Surgeon as the requirements to be a Certified Plastic Surgeon are a lot higher and require surgeons to maintain this status every year.
2. Tour it. Check the facility where your Florida Plastic Surgeon works. It should be clean and not have a history of problems.
3. Google it! Do an online search of the facility and the Florida Plastic Surgeon you are considering. If results are bad, start looking for another surgeon.
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4. Save now and pay later. Basing your decision on price could lead to your choice of the wrong Florida Plastic Surgeon and cost you your life or many problems that could have been avoided.