The world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons is taking action to warn patients to investigate their doctor’s qualifications before undergoing plastic surgery procedures.

There is a misconception among consumers that as long as a doctor is certified in a medical field that he or she is qualified to practice plastic surgery. This is absolutely wrong and it is dangerous for patients.  Article from Plasticsurgery.org

All ASPS Member Surgeons (including Dr. Orlando Cicilioni ) have qualifications listed below:

• At least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.

• Is board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

• Is trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedures, including breast, body, face and reconstruction.

• Is peer-reviewed for safety and ethical standards prior to attaining the honor of active membership.

• Only operates in accredited facilities.

• Adheres to a strict code of ethics.

• Fulfills continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety.

Please make sure the surgeon you are considering for your procedure is an ASPS Member Surgeon.

Other Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery News for 2012:  Plastic Surgeons Attend Medical Liability Task Force Meeting

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) was recently invited to participate on the AMA’s Medical Liability Reform Task Force. On Sept. 15, ASPS Board Vice President for Health Policy and Advocacy Robert X. Murphy Jr., MD, and ASPS Executive Vice President Michael Costelloe attended a meeting at the AMA in Washington, D.C., to determine how to approach liability reform in relation to the “Super Committee” that resulted from the recent debt ceiling law.