New campaign highlights the importance of finding a board certified plastic surgeon

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is bringing attention to an issue that is critical for anyone considering plastic surgery — the importance of only consulting with board certified plastic surgeons. The ASPS says it chose this time to launch its public education campaign because many people take steps to improve their looks at the beginning of a new year.

A common misconception is that if someone is a licensed physician, they are qualified to perform cosmetic surgical procedures. In fact, the ASPS strongly advises against trusting your looks, your health and even your life to any doctor who has not specialized in plastic surgery and been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

As part of the effort, an online ASPS video shares the cautionary tale of New York City event planner Nafsika Lourentzatos. When she decided to invest in breast augmentation, she turned to a physician who was not board certified. Unfortunately, she suffered serious complications and ended up having to have both breasts removed.

“The doctor just promised me the world and beyond. And when you want something so badly, you overlook things and you tend to believe them. I figured the silicone injections were something safe for me to try,” Lourentzatos says in the video. “I want other women to know that they should do their homework before choosing a doctor because it’s so important. I just wish I had done that for myself.”

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