Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons
Advancements in cosmetic and plastic surgery have helped to transform the lives of millions of women and men over the last few decades. The profession has prospered, but so has the need to exercise caution and judiciousness while making decisions with regard to any cosmetic procedure. As the procedures are essentially elective in nature, patient safety must remain the topmost priority at all times.
Dr. Gary Motykie is a renowned, board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art procedures for the breast, body and face. Dr. Motykie likes to educate his patients about various treatment options and ensures that they are able to make a well informed decision. As a reputed cosmetic surgeon, he receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Plastic Surgery Certifications
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) as well as the premier aesthetic surgery societies in each state are the key organizations that work towards improving patient safety and high success rates in all plastic surgery procedures.
These boards and societies accept such surgeons as their members who have acquired the requisite training and qualifications to perform plastic surgery procedures safely and effectively. When a patient chooses a plastic surgeon who is certified by or affiliated with these organizations, they can be assured about the top standards of professionalism and quality of care that they will receive from the surgeon.
These organizations are also committed to the cause of patient education to ensure that patients can make the best choices in their own interest. Dr. Motykie is a highly respected plastic and cosmetic surgeon providing cutting edge procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations.
Legal Support for ASPS, ABPS
The ASPS, ABPS, and the Utah Plastic Surgery Society (UPSS) were in the news recently for having earned a major legal victory in the 10th District US Courts of Appeals in Denver, CO. The Court of Appeals upheld the previous dismissal of a lawsuit that had been filed against these societies, challenging the validity of their patient safety awareness campaigns.
The plaintiffs contended that the promotion campaign was causing loss of business to non-plastic surgeons. In this regard, the appellate court’s decision to uphold the dismissal of the lawsuit provides important legal support for organized plastic surgery and the cause of patient safety.
The legal victory also serves in a way to validate the ‘Do Your Homework’ patient education campaign run by the ASPS to improve patient safety. The conclusion of the Appeals Court that the plaintiffs failed to show any advertising violation provides a strong moral boost to the ASPS, ABSPS and others involved in the cause of patient education.
The UPSS President Brian Brzowski said that the legal victory underlines the key differentiation between certified plastic surgeons and lesser trained surgeons who may present themselves as equally skilled. The bottom line is that patients should be able to make discerning choices when they are looking for a plastic surgeon to address their aesthetic concerns.
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