Under the proper care and treatment of a skilled Board Certified physician, cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures can offer both men and women an excellent source of options for aesthetic enhancement.
Unfortunately however, in pursuit of anti aging remedies; those eager for fast visible results may tend to mistakenly rely on methods promising overstated results, a quick fix, or ultimate satisfaction at an affordable price!
Evidence of long term or even permanent physical complications caused by botched cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures have been plastered across the news headlines as many men and women strive for a more youthful appearance.
According to CNN’s Showbiz Tonight aired March 28, 2008, a recent example of beautification gone bad can be seen in the face of the stunning and graceful ex-wife of the late Elvis Presley, Priscilla. At age 64, Priscilla Presley former contestant of “Dancing With the Stars” has been the topic of discussion when it comes to botched cosmetic procedures.
An article by TMZ revealed that instead of being treated with FDA approved filler injections such as Restylane, Radiesse, Botox, or Juvederm; Ms. Priscilla Presley and several other of Hollywood’s elite were conned into being treated in 2003 with a falsely claimed ”Miracle Drug” filler injections by an unlicensed physician by the name of Dr. Daniel Serrano of Argentina.
Not only was the substance used not FDA approved but it was actually being illegally smuggled and distributed into the USA. The low grade industrial strength silicone caused many severe complications such as lumps and facial paralysis in the patients that were treated by Dr. Serrano.
Choosing a Skilled Plastic Surgeon
It is clearly evident that lack of thorough research on behalf of those seeking aesthetic treatment and surgical procedures can result unfavorably or even tragically.
In order to ensure optimal treatment and significantly reduce risk factors one should follow strict guidelines to abide in the search process of choosing a skilled plastic surgeon.
Investigation of a physician in terms of educational background, specialty training, Board Certification, society memberships, reputation, number of years in pratice along with the before and after results of previous patients of the same procedures; are all important details to research.
Certification and accreditation of the facility being used as well as the attending staff and supervising Medical Director are just as important.
By checking into the official websites of the substances being used and validating FDA approval of usage through the FDA website, one can rest assured of it’s safety and become well informed of potential risks.
Investigations should not be considered complete without checking for complaints, disciplinary actions, license revocation and criminal record through the State Medical Board.
Being very well informed about any medical procedure and the physician, facility, staff, and methods used cannot be stressed enough. While unlicensed or unskilled practicioners continue to prey on those striving for self improvement; the only way to reduce high risk factors is to protect one self through meticulous research and validation.