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  • Three Types of Anesthesia Used in Plastic Surgery

    Anesthesia is medication administered by an anesthesiologist prior to surgery to control pain during surgery or a procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta describes three types of anesthesia used depending on the procedure. 

    “People use various terms such as local anesthesia, awake anesthesia, general anesthesia. But the bottom line is this, if you are fully awake with no medication then you have just got local anesthesia in there,” explains Dr. Mendieta. 

  • Why It Is Important To Seek a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

    Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, a Miami-based, board-certified plastic surgeon explains the importance of board-certification, noting it can be confusing; however, the only board in the United States that certifies plastic surgeons is the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) 

  • Patient Safety: Factors to Consider When Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Claude Oppikofer explains the importance of patient safety and how plastic surgeons need to have the proper education and tools to successfully perform procedures. “The first thing any patient expects from their plastic surgeon is to be safe in their hands,” notes Dr. Oppikofer. 

    Dr. Oppikofer references the model, “First, do no harm” as a guidance that all plastic surgeons follow when it pertains to their medical activity.  

  • Patient Safety: How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon

    You’ve decided on a plastic surgery procedure. You’ve talked to your close friends and family about it. Now, all you have to do is find a doctor. Sounds simple, but once you go online and search – you get confused. How do you find a qualified plastic surgeon and what are the right questions to ask during the consultation?  

    First, find out if they’re board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is recognized as the “gold standard” in physician certification.