At the Sarasota, FL plastic surgery practice, John Leikensohn, MD, FACS, and Jeff Scott, MD, FACS, recently discussed the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon when considering cosmetic enhancement or reconstructive surgery, such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or tummy tuck.
According to recent study conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic enhancement procedures performed between 1997 and 2009 – including surgical and nonsurgical – increased 147%. As aesthetic surgery becomes more prevalent, Dr. Jeff Scott and Dr. John Leikensohn, board-certified plastic surgeons in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL, discuss the importance of board-certification in light of these statistics from ASAPS.
At the Plastic Surgery Center, which has two locations in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL, Dr. Leikensohn and Dr. Scott offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, ranging from BOTOX Cosmetic ® to breast augmentation. The doctors point out the increase in types of breast surgeries alone, and say the rigorous qualification process required by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures their patients receive the most effective plastic surgery results. They add that the education, training, and experience they gained during that process enables them to provide patients with safer care and the greatest chance at achieving their ultimate aesthetic enhancement goals, whether they are considering liposuction or a tummy tuck.
With over 10 million cosmetic enhancement procedures performed in the U. S. in 2009 alone, Dr. Leikensohn and Dr. Scott says that board certification is a necessary component for any significant life decision such as plastic surgery. Due to the challenging evaluation process, they add that they are uniquely qualified as plastic surgeons, which contributes to the overall safety of their patients at the Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL.