The state agency recently disciplined a physician accused of allowing unlicensed assistants to perform liposuction. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) commends this recent actions taken by the Florida Board of Medicine, the organization announvced in a statement.
The Florida Medical Board announced a possible one-year license suspension and $50,000 fine against a Florida family physician accused of allowing unlicensed medical assistants to perform liposuction, the second major disciplinary action recently taken by the Board that involves inadequate training in cosmetic surgery.
“Liposuction is a surgical procedure that should only be performed by a well trained and properly credentialed medical professional. Allowing unlicensed or unqualified personnel to perform this type of surgical procedure is a serious breach of patient safety. The recent actions taken by the Florida Board of Medicine send a clear message that this type of compromise to patient safety will not be tolerated,” said Felmont Eaves III, MD, President of ASAPS.