Frequently Asked Questions
I heard that it is important for the surgeon to be Board Certified. What does this mean?
Board Certification is awarded to doctors who have not only completed rigorous, accredited training, but have gone on to successfully distinguish themselves through the passing of comprehensive examinations. It is a way for the public to see if a particular surgeon has maintained high standards for safe, ethical, and effective plastic surgery.
You should also look for the specific board that has issued the Board Certification. Not all Boards are alike. Only surgeons who are Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to manage the full spectrum of the entire specialty of plastic surgery.