June 7, 2018

When It Comes To Cosmetic Surgery, Credentials Are A Serious Matter

Recently there has been a lot of attention to malpractice suits for Dr. Boutte, a Lilburn, GA, physician that conducted plastic surgery even though the office was not a licensed facility and therefore not subject to any of the state’s rules for surgery centers. When unlicensed doctors do surgeries in their offices, without complying with medical standards for equipment and staff, tragedy can result. This recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, It’s Consumer Beware for Cosmetic Surgery in Georgia, illustrates that point.

When considering any type of plastic surgery, it is of utmost importance to verify that both the surgeon and the facility you choose are licensed and accredited.

The Graivier Center Surgery Center is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and licensed by the State of Georgia. In operation in the Atlanta area for more than 20 years, we are one of the safest surgery centers in Georgia with an unblemished safety record.

Our stellar record is due to the leadership of Dr. Graivier, who is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon that is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of The American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons among others.

Dr. Graivier got his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston, where he graduated with high honors. After completing a 5-year residency in General Surgery at Emory University, Dr. Graivier completed a two-year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Today, patients from around the nation and globe choose Dr. Graivier because they trust his experience, dedication, compassionate care and respect for every patient. Dr. Graivier has published articles about cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and has presented research at international, national, state, and local plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Graivier holds privileges with North Fulton Regional Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

All of these affiliations reflect a surgeon and facility that meet the highest industry standards of the plastic surgery profession. Before coming to us, we encourage you to research (and possibly consult with) several other “real” plastic surgeons, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. And we promise, if you do choose us, you will see the Graivier difference!

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