USA Today recently reported on a woman who died after having liposuction performed by a doctor who isn’t board certified in any medical specialty, bringing up questions about what qualifications a surgeon should have to perform cosmetic surgery procedures.

It is important to research your doctor before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Here is a checklist of Dr. Mandell-Brown’s qualifications:

Is Dr. Mandell-Brown a board certified plastic surgeon? Yes. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
Does Dr. Mandell-Brown utilize a full-time anesthetist or anesthesiologist? Yes.
Is the Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center a fully accredited surgical facility? Yes, through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Does Dr. Mandell-Brown have hospital privileges to perform facial and body plastic surgery? Yes.

Learn more about choosing a surgeon for cosmetic surgery.