Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Today it seems that cosmetic procedures are done everywhere and anywhere, from beauty salons to medi- spas and doctor’s offices. Gynecologists, dermatologists and even dentists are performing cosmetic procedures, and some have only minimal or no training.
“We’ve all heard the old “buyer beware” mantra, but when it comes to cosmetic procedures patients need to be extremely vigilant in checking out their providers. Today many “medi-spas” are offering deep discounts and coupons online for laser liposuction and other procedures. Patients need to be really careful in their evaluation,” said Dr. Jones.
Medi-spas have grown tremendously over the past five years and according to a MarketWatch report from the Wall Street Journal, they now number 4,500 across the U.S. These facilities are also not required to be licensed in many states. Many physicians who have been increasing squeezed by insurance companies often associate themselves with these spas to increase their cash flow. Very often this is a minimal supervisor role.
“Unfortunately, recently I have seen an increasing number of patients in my office looking to have corrective surgery due to bad results from these trendy lipo procedures. Often they are left with lumps and bumps, ropey lines and are very unhappy,” explained Dr. Jones.
In the hands of an inexperienced provider, patients are much more likely to be unhappy with the results. Instead of the smooth contours promised, many are left with lumps and bumps. And medi-spas with their lack of licensing, little to no inspections and tremendous marketing efforts have garnered a large share of the laser lipo business.
Doctors like Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones are only too aware of the damage that these facilities can cause. While corrective surgery can often repair the damage done, patients would have had a far better result and spent less had they consulted a plastic surgeon first.
While patients are often trying to avoid the cost of traditional plastic surgery, they may in fact wind up spending more money trying to correct the trendy “bargain” procedure. The lucky laser lipo patient may wind up with no results at all and still require traditional liposuction but will be out the thousands of dollars already spent.
Patients of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones find traditional liposuction to be a safe, effective method to permanently remove fat cells from stubborn areas like hips, thighs and the abdomen. Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because of the dramatic “sculpting” effect it provides.
Dr. Jones trained in Paris with Dr. Yves Illouz, the inventor of liposuction and with his over twenty years’ experience, he has refined his skill and achieved a high level of excellence in this procedure. His innovative technique gives his patients optimal contouring with minimal post-operative swelling and bruising.
For more information on liposuction, breast augmentation or any other cosmetic surgery, Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones invites you to visit his website at http://www.atlantaplastic.com or contact his office at 404-355-3566.
Mark Mitchell Jones, M.D.
2001 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
About Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones of Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists is an internationally educated (Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Standford), world class trained, double board certified (plastic surgery and ENT) surgeon, who has dedicated his career to helping patients and bringing high quality plastic surgery to Atlanta. He has over twenty years’ experience and is nationally recognized for his surgical innovations and skill in enhancing both the aesthetic and functionality of the body. He also specializes in microtia surgery.