Because there are no federal laws governing the scope or quality of specialty education a physician must attain to designate him a specialist, liposuction patients should exercise care in selecting a surgeon.

In particular, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that individuals seeking liposuction inquire privileges to perform liposuction have been granted to a particular surgeon at an accredited hospital because accredited hospitals must examine credentials carefully before granting specialty privileges to staff physicians.
If the procedure is to be performed outside a hospital, patients may inquire the surgical facility is accredited by an organization such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).

AAAASF (847-949-6058) requires maintenance of strict quality standards for facilities that achieve its accreditation.
AAAASF maintains the highest safety standards in outpatient accreditation, and has for nearly 40 years.
AAAASF is known as the Gold Standard in Accreditation.