Thinking of plastic surgery? Once you’ve decided on your aesthetic goals your next most important decision is on selecting the right surgeon. When evaluating a plastic surgeon also take into consideration the clinic itself including the staff and the facility. Take a virtual tour of our clinic to familiarize yourself with a plastic surgery facility.
Dr. Shahram Salemy’s plastic surgery clinic in Seattle is AAAASF accredited and licensed by the Washington State Department of Health.
What should you look for in a clinic? Here are the top considerations to look for when deciding where you want to have your cosmetic surgery procedure completed:
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Select a plastic surgeon who is board-certified. Working with a plastic surgeon that’s board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS), which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), ensures that patients are more likely to have successful outcomes.
Learn more about why certification matters and credentials you should review before choosing a plastic surgeon.
Check if your doctor is board certified.
Make sure that the staff are qualified and experienced as the team that works with your plastic surgeon is important to the success of your procedure. The surgeon’s support team will include registered nurses and anesthesiologists.
Accredited Surgical Center
Facilities that provide outpatient surgical procedures should meet ambulatory surgical center requirements. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) sets the gold standard with its stringent standards to ensure highest quality care in a safe setting.
Read more about safety in plastic surgery.