Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
The world’s largest facial plastic surgery organization, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), has provided a comprehensive list of safety guidelines for perspective plastic surgery patients. Since one of the primary missions of La Peer Heath Systems in Beverly Hills is to improve patient care, it is no surprise that this Los Angeles Surgery Center has taken on the AAFPRS safety initiative.
“One of the reasons we founded La Peer health systems was to improve patient care,” says Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh. “We are proud to promote safety awareness for our plastic surgery patients.”
Here are the tips that the AAFPRS has to help patients make an educated decision before undergoing facial plastic surgery:
1. Understand board certifications
2. Verify credentials
3. Ask for referrals
The first safety tip, understanding board certifications, is very important. Most members of the AAFPRS are certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, in addition to a year of fellowship in facial plastic surgery after six years of residency training. If you are seeking a facial plastic surgeon, ask about their educational and training background or research their website to make sure he or she is qualified.
The second tip is to verify credentials. Unfortunately, some people lie on their resumes, so smart patients should do their due diligence and verify it. For this information, the following organizations should be of help:
· AAFPRS Facial Plastic Surgery Information Service
· Federation of State Medical Boards
· American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
· American Board of Plastic Surgery
· American Society of Ophthalmic & Reconstructive Surgery
The third tip is to ask for referrals. Word-of-mouth referrals from friends, family, or acquaintances can be very helpful. Just remember that it is still important to check the credentials of a surgeon, even if another doctor vouched for them.
The Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeons at La Peer are highly credentialed. Two of their surgeons on staff are board-certified facial plastic surgeons (meaning they only operate on the head and neck) and two are board-certified oculoplastic surgeons (meaning they only operate on or around the eyes). Each attended a top medical school, and all are attending physicians at a major hospital or office in Los Angeles.
That is why La Peer Health Systems is dedicated to doing its part. In addition to giving patients incredible care before, during, and after surgery, La Peer’s website boasts a blog that updates twice daily with rich information on plastic surgery as well as other the other areas of medicine that its surgeons practice.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems in addition to his work at his private practice. He is also the USC facial plastic surgery fellowship director, which is sanctioned by AAFPRS.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is the largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the world. There are more than 2,600 cosmetic surgeons in AAFPRS that focus on the face, head and neck. The AAFPRS provides free information and brochures as well as a list of qualified facial plastic surgeons. You can contact AAFPRS by calling 1-800-332-FACE or visiting http://www.FACEMD.org.
La Peer Health Systems focuses on excellence in patient care and offers the most advanced and contemporary treatments and equipment that the medical world has access to. With 42 doctors across 13 departments, from anesthesiology to urology, La Peer offers comprehensive and widespread medical treatments for all patients. More information about La Peer Health Systems can be found at http://www.LaPeerHealth.com.