Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation to require accreditation of facilities that offer liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. Twenty-seven states, including Florida and New York, have regulations regarding invasive cosmetic procedures performed in offices or spas. "The issue is, when you've got a medical spa who goes to the next level and starts offering things like liposuction, now you've got an office not set up for operational sterility and a doctor who's potentially not trained in all the nuances of liposuction," said Maryland plastic surgeon Adam Summers.

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