Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding ThermiTight
Q. Should I use a APRN or look for a Plastic Surgeon to perform a ThermiTIGHT procedure?
A. Each state has its own regulation over the scope of practice allow for a Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner. Generally, they do not have any surgical training nor advanced anatomy understanding. ThermiTIGHT is a minimally invasive procedure which depends on the experience and skills of a MD to properly diagnose the tissue laxity problems and offer a full array of surgical, minimally invasive and non-surgical options for you to make you most informed decision. They may also not fully understand the mechanics and physics of the ThermiRF machine and complications associated with it.
It is up to you to trust and feel comfortable that this APRN provides you the best quality of medicine and surgery. I recommend a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Facial ENT Surgeon skilled in all procedures to provide you the best options.
All the best!
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.