At Boulder Plastic Surgery, we have many clients come in interested in plastic surgery, but who are quite worried about the safety of plastic surgery. This is quite understandable for anyone potentially going under the knife. Adding to the stress is the media’s fixation on botched procedures performed by unscrupulous physicians and celebrities who appear abnormal due to an addiction to altering their appearance. Boulder Plastic Surgery is nothing like what you see on late night investigative news programs.
Full Medical Clearance Required
Part of the reason why the news focuses on botched plastic surgeries is because it actually is very rare, as any board certified plastic surgeon is going to make sure their patient is healthy before allowing them to have surgery. At Boulder Plastic Surgery, our doctors will want their patients to get a full health screening and receive medical clearance before they can go through with the procedure. If a doctor doesn’t have you go for a checkup before a procedure, they are not a reputable doctor.
Concerns About Anesthesia
Most procedures require a patient receive general anesthesia, which is a common surgical fear, but there is nothing to worry about. With even patients who are at risk for surgery, the anesthesia is not what causes complications.
Investigate the Doctor Before Surgery
To make sure you are in the rights hands, be sure to first find a board certified plastic surgeon like the doctors at Boulder Plastic Surgery. There are many unscrupulous people out there trying to rip off people, and you can’t play games when it comes to surgery. Even after you see the doctor is board certified, don’t stop there. Contact the Colorado Department of Health about the doctor. They will be able to tell you if there have been any complaints or other problems you should be aware of.
Board certified plastic surgeons go through five years of residency, then two years of specialized training. In order to maintain their certification, they must be regularly tested. Contact Boulder Plastic Surgery to learn more about the qualifications of our doctors and the safety of plastic surgery.