Warning Issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Late last month the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) issued a warning to patients.  The ASPS announced a new public safety campaign urging patients to check the qualifications of their plastic surgeons.  The warning comes after a series of surgical mistakes that occurred when non board certified plastic surgeons performed plastic surgeries.

While the law allows any doctor who is licensed in any field of medicine to perform plastic surgery, that does not mean that any doctor is qualified to perform plastic surgery or can do so without committing significant mistakes that may amount to medical malpractice.

To find out if your doctor is board certified in plastic surgery, you can visit the ASPS website for more information.