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Contemplating comsmetic sugery. where can you go to check out your doctors stats?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Complicated question: Malpractice actions can often be found by checking with your state medical board. For elective cosmetic surgery, your comfort with your surgeon is more important than "stats, " as it is impossible to apply statistics to an individual patient. Do your homework, see a number of different board certified surgeons, and be completely comfortable with all your questions answered before proceeding.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Agree with Dr. Press but would add; please make sure that surgeon is board certified by a board appropriate for your procedure. Also know that the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is NOT an approved board in the United States. Be Careful.
Jun 14, 2012
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Doctor's stats: More importantly, ensure that your surgeon is board-certified in a society recognized by the american board of medical specialties (abms). You can also check your state's medical malpractice database. The best advice usually comes from a friend who has had experience with that surgeon. It is difficult to completely trust online reviews or other marketing.

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