I am a Plastic Surgeon, Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. I state this on my website and all office materials. I use the ABPS and ASPS logos, which can only be used by member surgeons. I have been well trained, am in my 19th year of solo private practice, and only do Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
What frustrates me is the number of patients I see after so called cosmetic surgery done by inadequately trained “doctors” under horrific conditions, and the patient assumed they were Plastic Surgeons. I do not care about political correctness, this has to end.
I had a patient show me a video her daughter took of her having liposuction in a Manhattan “Plastic Surgery” office. The patient was naked and standing as the doctor laughed and drew on her. She was staggering from what was valium pills and narcotics. He had her lie down on an exam chair laid flat in a small exam room and proceeded to do liposuction as she cursed and her daughter filmed.
The doctor in question was an Ob/Gyn who advertised as a Board Certified Surgeon, and he charged her more than I would have! When I asked her and her daughter if they thought it was odd, they said it was, but they did not know what to expect. Use your common sense, please!
You do not have to come to Yager Esthetics for surgery, but please go to www.plasticsurgery.org and type in your doctor’s name to make sure they are really Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. Ask if they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Just because it says Plastic Surgery, or Board Certified doesn’t mean it is what you think it is.
Be smart, it’s your life.