5 Ways to Verify Your Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials
With the egregious amount of news surrounding non-plastic surgeon doctors inflicting botched procedures on their unsuspecting patients it is critical for patients to know the right way to find and verify the credentials of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Before booking a cosmetic procedure, there are five things each patient should do to verify their plastic surgeon’s credentials.
- Contact the State Medical Board – Here patients can find out information on licensing, education, board certification and take disciplinary action.
- Check their certification – The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the board certifying organization responsible for accrediting plastic surgeons.
- Find out if your surgeon’s facility is accredited – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care or The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities inspects the facility of surgery centers for patient safety and care.
- Search for them – Many surgeons are listed on The American Society of Plastic Surgeons website which provides information on procedures and ASAPS member surgeons.
Patients should do their due-diligence to protect themselves from fraudulent doctors and potentially fatal complications. Learn more about cosmetic procedures from board certified Dr. Stevens and schedule a consultation.
Dr. Leslie H. Stevens is a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and co-director of the renowned Lasky Clinic, known for its extensive celebrity clientele. Dr. Stevens specializes in facelifts, eye lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, labiaplasty, liposuction and body contouring. His practice is located in the Los Angeles area at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills.