Last week, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released an interesting article from its new president, Leo R. McCafferty, MD. The introduction of the article stated that, “Good weather never makes top headlines and neither does good plastic surgery. Good plastic surgery is a specialty that rarely gets notice because it is, in fact, not very noticeable.”
So, what you often read about is the bad press—scandals on unsafe procedures or materials, and/or surgery “gone wrong,” etc. The issue then, as the article outlines, is public education. According to Plastic Surgery Practice, the mission of ASAPS and McCafferty as President, is to “educate the public that in the right hands, in the right setting, and on the right patient, cosmetic surgery can have profound physical and psychosocial benefits.”
At The Plastic Surgery Center as well as The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction, that is our mission as well. Our Double Board Certified experts do hundreds of surgeries annually of all types. We not only satisfy patients who are unhappy with their appearance, but we are proud of the life-altering procedures we perform. The list of those procedures is long—from breast reconstruction following cancer surgery to nerve decompression for foot drop and various other forms of peripheral nerve damage, we restore, recreate and rebuild—on a regular, ongoing basis. Just check out our websites for the scores of patient stories and testimonies for proof.
We agree with the ASAPS and its President, Dr. McCafferty, and want to spread the word about the good work in our community.
To read the entire ASCAP article, log onto http://www.surgery.org/consumers/plastic-surgery-news-briefs/president-plastic-surgery-society-promotes-safety-education-1036987