Recently a fellow plastic surgeon published an article calling the field of plastic surgery “The Wild West of Medicine”. It is hard to disagree with this analogy considering the number of people performing cosmetic surgery who have not been trained to do so. Many times these untrained self proclaimed plastic surgeons perform surgery after hours in their own offices or even worse – at their own homes. I think it’s important for my patients to be aware of the requirements of a properly accredited surgical facility. Please watch this video to learn more about the accreditation process and the accreditation of our surgical facility and operating room in our Peabody Office.