Is it better to see an actual plastic surgeon for administering fillers or is an R.N. ok ?
Doctor Answers (2)
Who should be injecting
It is true that nurse practitioners can inject and well trained practitioners can do a great job. After all experience makes a difference. Now the way to think about this question is what would you rather have? Comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation versus only one modality. The extent and breadth of the training allows a plastic surgeon to give the patient a more comprehensive picture of what would work best. Injectables is only one of the many treatments that your board certified plastic surgeon can incorporate in your rejuvenation. Good luck.
Filler Administration by doctor or RN
There are 3 things you have to consider in choosing the person who will do your injection:
- comprehensive knowledge in anatomy, physiology, and pathology
- ability to handle possible serious complication like venous or arterial embolism
- license to practice
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