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Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons

Plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures have grown in popularity over the years, and now millions of such procedures are performed every year around the world with successful outcomes. However, safety must be the paramount concern and priority in any elective procedure that is performed for aesthetic purposes. Safety can be ensured when the patient chooses the right surgeon for the treatment.

Dr. Daniel H. Lin is a highly skilled plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic and body cosmetic surgery. A Diplomate of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lin provides various surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.

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Organized Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) as well as the recognized plastic surgery societies in various states in the US are important organizations that work towards improving patient safety in cosmetic surgery procedures. These organizations provide membership to surgeons who have the necessary skills, training and qualifications to perform various surgical procedures effectively and safely.

When patients choose a plastic surgeon who is affiliated or certified by these leading boards or societies, they can feel assured about the highest standards of professionalism and best quality of care that they can receive from the surgeon. Dr. Lin is a leading plastic surgeon receiving patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas.

Legal Victory for ASPS, ABPS

The ASPS, ABPS, and the Utah Plastic Surgery Society (UPSS) have recently earned an important legal victory in the 10th District US Courts of Appeals in Denver, CO. The court upheld the earlier dismissal of a lawsuit filed against these organizations, which had challenged the validity of their patient safety education advertising and awareness campaign.

The complaint had contended that the advertising campaign caused loss of business to non-plastic surgeons. The decision of the appellate court to uphold the dismissal of the complaint provides a key victory for patient safety and organized plastic surgery. The victory also serves as an indirect validation of the ‘Do Your Homework’ public education campaign launched by the ASPS to improve patient safety.

The plaintiffs had argued that the campaign was deceptive because it indicated that cosmetic surgery is safer when performed by plastic surgeons rather than cosmetic surgeons. However, the Appeals Court concluded that the plaintiffs failed to show any deceptive advertising violation, and reaffirmed the previous ruling in favor of ASPS, ABPS, and others.

Making the Vital Distinction

The UPSS President Brian Brzowski said that the court’s decision further confirms the value and importance of creating public awareness on the key distinctions between certified plastic surgeons and lesser trained surgeons who may present themselves as similarly skilled. The message is clear that the patients should “do their homework,” improve their awareness, and then make the right choice of a plastic surgeon for their aesthetic needs.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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