A number of helpful web sites are listed below to help you research, through legitimate resources, a physician's qualifications - before undergoing facial plastic surgery procedures. Links to Dr. Branham's and Dr. Chi's faculty affiliations with Washington University Physicians and the Department of Otolaryngology are also provided.
Because patient safety is a priority in our practice, we have included Information on safety measures recommended by the Physicians Coalition for unbiased and necessary information on injectable cosmetic treatments, appropriate injectors and where to safely access cosmetic medical procedures, along with the most recent list of FDA-approved cosmetic injectable drugs.
Here are a list of accrediting agencies for physicians and surgeons.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is the world's largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, representing over 2,700 plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck. AAFPRS members subscribe to a code of ethics.