It might seem like a freak accident when a plastic surgery patient dies on the operating table, but there are hundreds of deaths in the US every year from improperly trained doctors performing these surgeries.

Before you book a cosmetic surgery, make sure that your doctor is certified! (There are 24 boards officially recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialists, so if your doctor simply calls herself “board certified,” that won’t cut it.) Especially low prices, Botox sold by the unit, and facilities that aren’t accredited are all signs that something is amiss. This is your body we’re talking about!

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