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Katie Couric Talks About the Importance of Choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SCAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons Past President Malcolm Roth, MD, FACS, recently appeared on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show Katie to discuss the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon.

This episode of Katie brought renewed attention to the importance of choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure you are considering. “You would never buy a discount parachute because your life could depend upon it,” says Dr. Roth. “The same can be said for discounted, quick-fix plastic surgery.”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), of which Dr. Widenhouse is a Member, recently launched the Do Your Homework patient safety public education campaign.

The ASPS warns that most state laws allow physicians to drift into the practice of plastic surgery without proper training and certification. Only four states — California, Florida, Louisiana and Texas — have tough Truth-In-Advertising measures on the books which require medical providers to be more transparent about their training. Unfortunately as of today, South Carolina does not have laws in place to prevent some physicians who, failing to use proper judgement, enter into practice areas beyond their core training.

If you are considering a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, it is critical that your doctor is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is the best way to be certain that your doctor has completed the necessary training and meets certain standards to practice plastic surgery.

Dr. Widenhouse is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has completed seven years of surgical training with two years training and residency specifically in plastic surgery. He operates only in accredited medical facilities, fulfills continuing medical education requirements and adheres to a strict code of ethics. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Widenhouse is an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he participates in the education and training of the plastic surgery resident physicians. He has been voted one of the Best Doctors by his peers, is a lifetime member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and has been practicing plastic surgery in South Carolina for 15 years. View his full CV here.

He specializes in breast enhancement, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction, body contouring with liposculpture, facial cosmetic surgery, laser surgery, and skin cancer treatment.

Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today and be certain you are choosing a Charleston plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery, with the proper training and experience. Benefit from the superior artistry of a doctor specializing in plastic surgery who has helped hundreds of satisfied clients (read testimonials here) and delivers consistently beautiful results.


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