Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery In Other Countries
Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular over the years. In fact, the United States alone had over 14 million cosmetic plastic surgeries performed in 2013. These surgeries aren’t cheap either. Depending on the type of surgery you are having done, the base cost can range from $2,500 to $5,500. The extreme cost of these treatments has led to an increasing number of plastic surgery procedures being performed in foreign countries.
The problem? On numerous occasions plastic surgeries performed outside the US do not live up to the best practices in the industry. Surgeons tend to take shortcuts, improperly sterilize surgical equipment, or are frankly unqualified to perform such procedures. The United States is not without flaws however. In states like New York, it is unfathomably legal for any practicing physician to perform a cosmetic surgery procedure. That means a gynecologist or dermatologist can perform a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or even a lipoplasty. To protect yourself and your body, it is wise to have your surgery performed by an American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certified surgeon.
The Importance Of An ABPS Certified Surgeon
The American Board of Plastic Surgeons is an organization that sets extremely high standards for surgeons performing cosmetic surgery. In choosing a surgeon that is ABPS certified, you can put your mind at ease knowing that you will be receiving the highest quality care available anywhere in the world. It is important to thoroughly speak with your plastic surgeon prior to undergoing any treatment to determine whether or not they truly are ABPS certified. A few questions you should ask include:
- Can he/she perform the procedure in a hospital setting? If she says no or is unclear, they are likely not certified.
- Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- How are complications handled?
- What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the outcome of the operation?
Dr. Elliot Duboys – Leading Long Island, NY Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you are seeking to have cosmetic surgery, we want to make sure you put your health and wellbeing ahead of anything else. Dr. Elliot Duboys is fully certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and serves residents in the Long Island, NY area with state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery. If you would like to schedule an appointment with the doctor, please contact us at our Huntington, NY office at 631-423-1000.