WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW WILL SURPRISE YOU ...
In the Philippines there are no regulations nor are there restrictions which govern what type of medical practitioner can perform cosmetic/plastic surgery procedures. Theoretically, anyone can perform these medical procedures without training. Unfortunately there are also no laws enforcing Malpractice proceedings. So the best way to know if your surgeon is qualified is to choose a surgeon who is Board Certified by the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons, Inc (PAPRAS). PAPRAS is the only recognized organization by the Philippine College of Surgeons to grant board certification in the field of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Philippines.
The field of plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and Board Certified practitioners are trained, experienced, and qualified to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the face and all areas of the body. Currently, there are fewer than 80 Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the country (to see the complete list click here).
Although it is easy to verify if a practitioner offering cosmetic/plastic surgery is board certified by PAPRAS, unfortunately not all surgeries are performed in accredited Department of Health facilities which regulate the country’s patient safety and health policies and procedures. Making sure that your procedure can be performed in an accredited facility will significantly reduce the risks, hazards and dangers associated with medical procedures.
Thus assuming that your surgeon is Board Certified and the medical facility is duly accredited, we have rated the facilities that offer such services accordingly.