Dr. Robert Rho Urges Caution in Selecting Plastic Surgeon

FLUSHING, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Dr. Robert Rho, an experienced cosmetic surgeon, many patients can be drawn to low-cost options for cosmetic surgery. However, he notes that many doctors advertising affordable alternatives remain unqualified, unbeknownst to the patient, which can result in a need for the individual to seek out corrective surgery to fix the initial surgeon's work. As a result, patients who do not fully investigate the qualifications of their chosen doctor may end up paying more for the procedure than they would have if they had found a certified professional in the first place.

A recent article from HealthNewsDigest.com expands on this issue and notes that "unqualified physicians, aestheticians and nurse practitioners [have been known to] add cosmetic surgical procedures to their services to boost their profits." In the article, Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon, Peter Fodor explains that it is essential for patients to fully investigate the certifications of their chosen physician, as the plastic surgery industry is "becoming the Wild, Wild West out there with patients suffering the costs, literally and figuratively."

The article goes on to highlight that patients who pursue inexpensive or convenient cosmetic procedures under unqualified professionals may have to seek out corrective surgery from a certified professional, which can be much more difficult for the surgeon and add to the patient's overall costs. It also notes that while corrective surgery is sometimes an option, some work may not fully be repairable.

Dr. Robert Rho has witnessed this trend of faulty cosmetic surgery firsthand, especially throughout his specialized labiaplasty practice. Dr. Robert Rho explains, "Cosmetic gynecological surgery is a special type of cosmetic surgery that requires a good understanding of normal female gynecological anatomy and a sense of aesthetics. I have seen poor results by cosmetic surgeons and other medical professionals who have attempted cosmetic gynecological surgery; these results can sometimes be difficult to correct."

Although Dr. Robert Rho recognizes that low-cost options may be initially attractive to patients, he notes that it is important for the individual to keep in mind the reasons for the surgery. He explains that cosmetic surgery is often a procedure that patients pursue in order to improve their appearance, and often self-esteem. However, Rho concludes that those who experience poor results will often lose out on the positive benefits that are associated with cosmetic surgery.


Dr. Robert Rho, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who has performed hundreds of cases of laser liposuction. Over the course of his career, he has developed and refined his own techniques of cosmetic gynecological surgery and has consistently produced outstanding results. Dr. Rho is known worldwide for his superior, natural-looking cosmetic surgery outcomes. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, a Fellow of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology, a Member of the American College of Phlebology, and a Member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

SOURCE Dr. Robert Rho