Each staff member at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus has something very critical in common: a deep commitment to your safety. Your procedure, whether it is surgical or non-invasive, is executed with safety as our number one priority, and we pride ourselves on being able to prove it. Here is some of the evidence.
Our Facility Meets the Highest Safety Standards
For 40 years, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has been the gold standard in outpatient facility safety. AAAASF approval is no easy feat! Several staff dedicate time all year long to ensure our ability to pass AAAASF’s stringent standards. While it may take many resources to obtain the accreditation we’ve held since 1985, the trade-off is our patients’ trust. AAAASF accreditation gives our patients the following assurances:
- Our staff has had excellent, up-to-date training in all relevant emergency procedures
- Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft hold privileges to perform surgery at a number of local hospitals, if needed
- Dr. Houser remains board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- The facility is clean and equipped with all relevant emergency equipment
- As a Class C facility, we are qualified to perform all types of anesthesia
- Dr. Houser and our nurse are both certified to inspect other facilities
We pursue AAAASF accreditation because we know they are just as committed to your safety as we are.
We’re Using the Most Trustworthy Tools and Technology
It would not be accurate to say we only use the latest technology—more importantly, we only use what’s been proven trustworthy. One example is the Keller Funnel. This incredible tool allows a breast implant to be easily and accurately inserted by the doctor, without ever touching the implant. This means a lower rate of infection, lower capsular contracture rates, and less trauma on the implant, which is known to reduce rupture rates as well.
We’re also proud to be the only practice in Columbus offering Sientra® implants. The Sientra brand’s outstanding reputation is unbeatable thanks to their highest-quality materials, low capsular contracture rate and the lowest rupture rate in the industry! Best of all, Sientra offers an amazing extended warranty for its implants: in addition to their lifetime replacement warranty, up to $5000 in additional coverage toward the cost of replacement is also available for 20 years post-procedure! There is no other warranty like this one in the industry. Sientra only sells these breast implants to board-certified plastic surgeons because these are the only surgeons with the extensive training required during residency on breast augmentation and breast reconstructive surgeries.
Our Education, Training, and Affiliations are World-Class and Ongoing
By remaining members of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft are able to fulfill their mission to stay connected to the field’s leading practitioners and research. The ASPS represents 94% of the board-certified plastic surgeons in the US and over 8,000 plastic surgeons worldwide. Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft remain with the ASPS not only because of its commitment to professional integrity, but also because of its deep dedication to patient advocacy.
Whether it’s Dr. Houser’s yearly Occupational Safety and Hazard Association trainings, his and Dr. Kraft’s regular attendance at numerous professional conferences, or the facility’s AAAASF certification, all Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Columbus patients can be assured of the practice’s most up-to-date and reliable procedures and offerings. Thanks to that assurance, your focus can simply be on the amazing services you’re receiving.