If you or a loved one is considering getting plastic surgery to correct or rejuvenate a part of their body they’re not satisfied with, there are many questions that they and you ought to be concerned about getting the answers to. There are a lot of plastic surgery horror stories that one should be aware of and understand that whatever mistakes that the victim may have made are also mistakes that you could make as well. We must learn the lessons of history unless we want to risk repeating them and the best way to learn is often by other’s mistakes, they don’t necessarily have to be our own. So, I’m not recommending that you go do an internet search on cosmetic surgery horror stories or anything like that because you’re not looking to have nightmares, you just want to know what you need to know and I’m going to give you some specific information that should help you narrow down your search.
First of all, it’s important to know if the cosmetic surgeon you’re researching is board-certified. It’s an important distinction and significant thing to understand that ‘bored-certified’ isn’t ‘board-certified’ even though phonetically, it sounds exactly the same. I said that in jest and I doubt that any plastic surgeon would ever try to pull something like that on you but, you don’t want to put anything past anyone one when dealing with something as serious as your life and physical appearance. Understand that someone can come very highly recommended by someone who you respect and whose opinions you trust but regarding this matter, if they’re not a doctor who isn’t intimately knowledgeable about the cosmetic surgery procedure you’re going to get and who you’re thinking about getting it from, their opinion really doesn’t matter. We all know what they say about people and their opinions. Be aware if you’re the kind of person who has a natural risk-taking kind of personality, you should really put that facet of it on a leash for this decision and perhaps ask for the assistance of someone in your life who you know is particularly cautious about the decisions they make. Your life isn’t worth risking, so don’t make any decision that makes you feel like you’re rolling the dice.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery has three main requirements and they’re very important in the education and training of a surgeon. They first of all have to complete 3-5 years of training in a general surgical unit where they gain experience under the supervision of a qualified surgeon. This is where they learn to be the kind of doctors who are capable of saving lives by gaining valuable experience performing emergency appendectomy and other surgeries involving a human beings internal organs. After this period, someone aspiring to become a board-certified plastic surgeon then has to do specialized training in the field of cosmetic surgery for 2-3 years and then, after passing a litany of oral and written exams, they have to pass the big exam. The one that only 70% of them pass the first time they take it but regardless of them passing the test, they can still legally practice and perform surgeries. However, if they don’t pass, they can not be considered a board-certified plastic surgeon.
If you’re looking for plastic surgery in Denver, the process you should use to find a qualified surgeon isn’t going to differ from the one that you’d use in any other major city. I’m sure that the internet is going to serve you well in your search and finding answers to the questions that you may have. The American Board of Medical Specialties website is a direct source that can be used to find out if the surgeon you’re looking at is board-certified. If, for any reason you’re considering getting surgery performed by someone who isn’t board-certified then you better know exactly why they aren’t. I’m not sure if there are really any reasons why someone who isn’t board-certified would be okay with me, but we all have our own way of thinking about things. Depending on how bad of a test-taker you may have been yourself, if that’s the only thing that kept them from becoming board-certified then perhaps that’s something that you’re willing to look beyond. It’s important to understand a surgeon’s past and know about any outstanding complaints or malpractice judgements against them. There are medical board sites in every state where these kind of things, if they exist, can be found and one can use to make decisions based off of.