There is a misconception among patients that any doctor who is certified in a medical field is qualified to perform plastic surgery. This is not only false, it is also a dangerous misconception to make. Plastic surgery is an incredibly complex and delicate process. General surgeons must go through years of rigorous training before they can become board-certified in plastic surgery.
Unfortunately, many unqualified medical professionals advertise plastic surgery procedures to patients at a “bargain” or discount price. While you may pay less at the outset by choosing one of these providers, you will most likely end up paying more in the long run, since you will have to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon to repair any unsatisfactory results.
Safety is another reason why you should beware of discount plastic surgery providers. Like any other type of medical procedure, plastic surgery involves risks and potential complications. These risks can be anticipated, avoided, and managed by an experienced plastic surgeon – but an unqualified surgeon can compromise your safety and results without even knowing it.
In the end, the question of affordability should never push you to trust your body and appearance to anyone less than an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. David Bottger is a double board certified plastic surgeon serving patients in the Philadelphia area. He has board certification in both general surgery and plastic surgery, ensuring he has the training and experience necessary to deliver the beautiful, natural looking results you deserve in the safest possible manner.
If you are looking for a Philadelphia plastic surgeon you can trust, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial consultation.