Dr. David Halpern is an experienced triple-board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in Tampa Bay, FL. Upon learning that Lifestyle Lift in Tampa is closing, he invites patients who are being left high and dry without post-operative care to come in for top-level service.
Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/26/2015 -- This month, 40 Lifestyle Lift cosmetic surgery centers across the country will be closing, including one right here in Tampa. Some patients worry they have lost deposits for surgeries they'll never have, while others who have recently undergone procedures are left with nowhere to turn for post-operative care.
Dr. David Halpern is a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon, with credentials in plastic surgery, general surgery, and micro-hand surgery. Patient safety is of paramount concern to Dr. David Halpern, which is why he encourages all former Lifestyle Lift patients to seek expert care, rather than simply seeing a general practitioner who may not understand all the intricacies involved in cosmetic surgery.
The Lifestyle Lift story highlights several big areas of concern for plastic surgery centers. First, several patient reviews posted on RealSelf.com and ConsumerAffairs.com mentioned that, following their procedure, they were unable to see any doctors, let alone the surgeons who did the work. Dr. David Halpern's patients always have direct access to him, a responsible medical doctor who cares.
Other questions patients should ask before deciding on a plastic surgery practice include: "Does my doctor have practicing privileges at the local hospital, should I require more advanced care?" and "Is the plastic surgery center meet state requirements for accreditation?"
Dr. David Halpern's practice, Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, Inc., is a state-accredited surgical facility. He has more than 15 years of experience and has practicing privileges at Tampa General Hospital, where he is Chief of the Plastic Surgery Department.
"I think patient safety will always draw attention and is actually our first and foremost goal while evaluating and treating patients in our practice," says Dr. David Halpern. "My training, certification from three medical boards, and many years of experience separate me from the pretenders who may be offering cheaper deals. In this industry, you truly get what you pay for."
Former Lifestyle Lift patients are invited to contact Dr. David Halpern directly for expert post-operative care, revision surgery requests, new consultations, or with any questions and concerns they may have at 813-871-5000 or http://www.davidhalpernmd.com/contact-us/
Read the full blog post at: http://www.davidhalpernmd.com/lifestyle-lift-closes-its-doors-highlighting-patient-safety-concerns/
About Dr. David Halpern
Dr. David Halpern has performed plastic surgery for over 15 years and currently serves as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Tampa General Hospital. He is triple-board-certified: in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery; and in micro-hand-surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. David Halpern has been voted "Tampa's #1 plastic surgeon" by South Tampa News and is the only practitioner of the Strawberry Laser in the Tampa Bay area. Contact Dr. David Halpern via his website or by calling 813-871-5000. Stay up to date with the latest plastic surgery news and specials by connecting with Dr. David Halpern and his staff on Facebook.