Brave New World
The last 10 years has seen an explosion in plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures. There has been a greater acceptance of plastic surgery correlating to increased exposure in the media. While this certainly has had positive effects on patients, there are certain ramifications to this burst of popularity.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I have spent thousands of hours training in this field and have honed my skills and techniques over the course of years. Modern day aesthetic surgery, however, has become somewhat of a free-for-all. Internists, gynecologists, family practitioners, and dermatologists are all vying for same patient population because of the opportunity to increase their profit margins. It becomes easy to see then how the ethical line can become blurred.
However, the patient must realize that not all surgeons are created equal. By the same token, not all board certifications are created equal either. The only recognized board by the American Board of Medical Specialties in performing cosmetic procedures is The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
If you are seeking a board certified surgeon specializing in gynecomastia surgery, you will not have to look further than my office in Los Angeles. If there is a procedure that I cannot perform myself such as sinus or skin care related procedures, I will refer my patients to the best surgeons in the area. I recommend patients suffering from nasal and sinus problems to visit the ENT experts at eos sinus. You can schedule an appointment at their San Francisco or San Jose office. If patients were skin seeking solutions such as cosmetic and medical dermatology, I would refer them to the dermatologists at Ringpfeil Dermatology in Philadelphia.
My responsibility is to ensure that my patients are receiving the best standard of care because at the end of the day. Whether that care is given by me or another surgeon, I aim to find the best for my patients.
To learn more about plastic surgery and to view before and after pictures visit my website at drdadvandplasticsurgery.com.