Accredited Plastic Surgery Artists Can Change Your Life

Choosing from among the very best surgeons

There’s a very good reason why surgeons enjoy near-universal respect: It’s very difficult to secure admission to medical school, graduate with distinction and complete a multi-year residency that tests the limits of human endurance. However, there’s another level of certification that not all surgeons and clinics have attained: accreditation. As you prepare for your procedure, learn why it’s important to select an accredited surgeon and facility.

What Is an Accredited Facility?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an accredited plastic surgery facility is one that meets “strict national standards for equipment, operating-room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials.” Although many plastic surgery facilities are now accredited, it’s important to understand the key distinction between accredited facilities like the Austin Plastic Surgery Center and their non-accredited counterparts.

Benefits of an Accredited Facility

There are several important benefits of an accredited plastic surgery facility, including:

•    The rate of serious complications is less than 0.5%
•    The overall mortality rate is vanishingly small at one in 57,000
•    Accredited facilities may be less costly than inpatient facilities like hospitals

Benefits of an Accredited Surgeon

Accredited surgeons like Dr. Sergio Maggi tend to practice at accredited facilities. There are a number of benefits to receiving plastic surgery from an accredited surgeon, including:

•    They typically employ trained staff members who regularly evaluate and adjust patients’ conditions
•    They have earned the respect and admiration of their peers, including other accredited surgeons
•    They and their core staff members have been trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) principles
•    They have hospital-grade equipment and supplies on site to handle potential complications without requiring a costly and potentially dangerous transfer to another facility
•    They adhere to strict, thorough emergency plans of action in the event of patient deterioration or transfer

Austin Plastic Surgery Center: Body Shaping and Breast Enhancements in Austin, Texas

Once you’ve made the potentially life-changing decision to obtain plastic surgery, you need to choose a surgeon with years of experience as well as the full confidence of his peers. At Austin Plastic Surgery Center, we’re completely committed to providing access to the most respected professionals in the business and ensuring that your procedure has a high probability of success. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at (512) 345-3223 or fill out our online contact form.

Do I Have Any Reason to Fear My Surgery?

Understanding the risks and benefits of plastic surgery

You won't have to worry about cosmetic surgery with an accredited facilityIt’s entirely normal to be nervous about an upcoming surgery. Despite all of the medical advances of the past few decades, surgery still has some risks that need to be considered carefully. That said, certain factors can minimize the potential drawbacks of the process and ensure that surgical candidates find themselves in the best possible hands. At Austin Plastic Surgery Center, we set ourselves apart from other surgical providers in several key ways.

How Safe Is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is regarded as one of the safest surgical sub-specialties. Due to the minimally invasive nature of most cosmetic surgery procedures and the high staff-to-patient ratio at accredited facilities, it’s rare for serious surgical complications to occur. Most of the complications that occur are related to anesthesia, and the incidence of serious problems is quite low: According to recently available statistics, just one in 300,000 cosmetic surgical candidates suffered lasting disability or death as a result of anesthesia.

Factors That Affect Safety and Comfort

Even if cosmetic surgery is safer than many other medical procedures, there are some factors that can affect the overall efficacy, comfort and safety of the procedure. These include:

• Operating in an accredited facility such as Austin Plastic Surgery Center
• Selecting surgeons who undergo continuing education training and other means of enhancing their skills
• Finding surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
• Choosing a facility with staff members who are trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support

The Importance of Accreditation

Even if you don’t anticipate any problems with your surgery, accreditation should be a critical factor in your selection of a cosmetic surgery provider. Although many patients are concerned with selecting a facility that’s close to a full-service hospital, it’s far more important to choose a practice that’s fully accredited and staffed with highly trained medical professionals. Accredited facilities like Austin Plastic Surgery Center are equipped to handle any eventuality, including the highly unlikely event of a surgical complication. Non-accredited facilities can’t offer that sort of security.

An Accredited Plastic Surgery Center That Cares About You

No surgery is without its risks, but the procedures that we offer at Austin Plastic Surgery Center are designed to maximize your body’s potential while ensuring your comfort and safety. As a fully accredited facility with highly trained staff members, Austin Plastic Surgery Center is committed to bringing out your inner beauty. To learn more about what we do or schedule a consultation with one of our beauty specialists, call (512) 345-3223 or fill out the online consultation form.