Everyone likes to get a good deal, but when it comes to cosmetic procedures, buyer beware. There are more and more gimmicks offered now for bargain cosmetic procedures, from coupons to extreme discounts offered on various social websites. But a deal isn’t always what it appears to be.
More Than Money at Stake
Sites such as Groupon and Living Social often feature promotions on injectables, laser treatments, non-surgical fat reduction, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. While none of these popular aesthetic treatments involve surgery, each does involve some risk of complications and should be performed by a trained professional to receive optimal results. Injectable treatments such as dermal fillers or BOTOX should always be administered by a skilled injector who has an exhaustive knowledge of facial anatomy.
When considering a surgical treatment, remember that cosmetic surgery is a serious medical procedure. Like any type of surgery, it has potential risks and long-term health implications. A bargain offer for liposuction may seem enticing, but it is true surgery just like a tummy tuck or a facelift. If a cosmetic improvement is desired, any potential savings is not worth the risk of having a minimally trained individual perform it.
That’s why there is simply no substitute for surgery performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Because any medical doctor can legally perform surgery—and many take weekend courses in cosmetic procedures—it’s imperative to seek out an experienced, skilled, board certified plastic surgeon. Short-term savings are not likely to add up to lasting satisfaction or successful results.
Insist on Board Certification
Here is why board certification is a crucial factor to consider when you’re choosing a surgeon for your cosmetic procedures: A board-certified plastic surgeon has undergone at least five years of rigorous training above and beyond medical school to earn his or her credentials and operates only in accredited facilities. To keep in good standing, board-certified plastic surgeons must pursue ongoing education. If you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can feel confident that you will be receiving the best care possible from a highly skilled specialist.
Chances are that you may opt for only a few cosmetic procedures in your lifetime. Don’t take risks with your health to take advantage of a bargain; if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Cosmetic surgery safety should be the top priority when considering any aesthetic treatment. Consider it a valuable investment in your long-term well-being.
Please contact us for a consultation about the procedure you’re considering. We’re happy to give you the best information possible to help shape your decision.