I am a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This organization – along with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – is the gold standard for certification in plastic surgery. Understand these organizations require initial rigorous testing and ongoing continuing education for board certification.
There are physicians out there who are “certified” by other organizations, however, some are not even plastic surgeons (or surgeons at all for that matter) and their organizations do not require much to become certified. When you are interviewing surgeons who might perform plastic surgery on you, it’s really important to determine if they are actually plastic surgeons and board certified by one of the proper organizations.
I have been in practice for 25 years. I was trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery and had 5 years of general surgery training as well as 2½ years specifically in plastic surgery.
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