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Resident clinic cosmetic surgery
There may be an oversight during your procedure but the main purpose of the clinic it's for the residents to get experience.
My practice is almost exclusively devoted to body contouring Using various forms of liposuction and fat transfer.
In my opinion liposuction is one of the most difficult procedures to do very well. It would at least appear that way by the number of bad results I see.
It's an easy procedure to do but hard to do well.I can tell you from my experience when I was a resident some of the procedures were done with no attending surgeon in the room while others were done with an attending in the room but the surgery was done almost Exclusively by the resident.
You are having the procedure done for the purpose of letting the resident practice.
I would personally choose someone with a minimum of 5 to 10 years experience after residency for any procedure.
Even after the completion of a residency there is when I call "finishing school".
There's no substitute for having performed hundreds of procedures on your own.
As with all patients considering cosmetic surgery I recommend having multiple consultations before scheduling surgery.
The rank of the medical school is irrelevant to the technical skill of the surgical residents.
One of the disadvantages you may also find is that you may not know who the attending surgeon is.
When you choose to have cosmetic surgery away from the academic center you can review the background of your surgeon.
Too many plastic surgeons do not view liposuction as the sophisticated procedure it really is.
Mats Hagstrom M.D.
Liposuction to be Done in Resident Cosmetic Surgery Clinic at Top Teaching Program
VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring -- FEMALE HI DEF CONTOURING
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