Plastic Surgery Red Flags: 5 Signs It's Time To Walk Away

Your doctor calls himself a cosmetic surgeon. 

No board-certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon refers to himself as a “cosmetic surgeon.” A cosmetic surgeon is not the same as a plastic surgeon and lacks the proper training and certification.

Your doctor doesn’t have hospital privileges or the facility where the procedure is going to be performed is not accredited. 

This means that your doctor can’t perform surgery in a hospital, often because he is unqualified.

Overpromising results. 

There are no guarantees when it comes to cosmetic procedures. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Your doctor won’t show you examples of his work. 

Before-and-after photos are the best ways to gauge a plastic surgeon’s aesthetic. If he or she won’t show you photos of surgeries performed in the past, or if the results all loothe same, find a new doctor.

You are told you’ll meet the doctor at the time of surgery. 

You need to meet with the doctor who will be performing your surgery before you go into the operating room. If you only meet with a patient coordinator or a nurse, don’t opt for the procedure.

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