Kim Kardashian’s Break the Internet pictures have brought the female consciousness to its peak.
However, consumers who are considering cosmetic surgery as a means of Keeping up with the Kardashians, should be aware of the warning from International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
Beware of medical tourism and the lure of cheaper plastic surgery by unlicensed practitioners warns ISAPS.
“Cosmetic surgery abroad can be incredibly risky because the standards vary from one country to the
next. It is essential that patients find board-certified plastic surgeons, regardless of where they have a
procedure performed” states Susumu Takayanagi, MD, President of ISAPS.
The warning comes as people have sought to find cheaper ways to secure cosmetic surgery to correct perceived defects.
Two UK residents died recently, as a result of cosmetic surgery performed by unlicensed doctors abroad.
ISAPS issues the four factors that should be considered when exploring cosmetic surgery:
1. Choosing the Right Procedure: Do extensive research and be practical about expectations.
2. Patient Risk Factors: Discuss any health issues and previous medical procedures with surgeon. The practitioner must assess your health and determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.
3. Choosing the Surgeon: Select an experienced surgeon carefully by confirming registration and licensing with medical board in that country.
4. Safe Surgical Facility: Verify the safety of hospital and out-patient facility by confirming certification with the American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI) or a similar accrediting body.
ISAPS is an internationally recognized body of board-certified aesthetic practitioners. The patient safety release was issued on October 29, 2014.
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