The Benefits of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons
Whether it’s a simple procedure, like a Botox injection, or something more complex and involved, such as a reconstructive surgery, your operation will be best handled by a board-certified plastic surgeon. You may be wondering exactly what the term “board-certified” means, so here are a few criteria that a surgeon must meet in order to become board-certified.
- The candidate must have undergone 5 years of special surgical training.
- The candidate must have completed a residency program in plastic surgery.
- The candidate must have passed both written and oral plastic surgery examinations.
Only once a surgeon completes these 3 steps will the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) recognize him or her as a board-certified surgeon. The FDA recommends that you do plenty of research before choosing a doctor to perform your procedure. Many people don’t know that any doctors or physicians who have medical licenses can refer to themselves as “cosmetic surgeons,” even if they don’t have any specialized training whatsoever. This means that if you choose a doctor who is not board-certified to perform your surgery or injection, you run the risk of dealing with complications due to the doctor’s possible lack of knowledge in the field of medical plastics. These complications can be costly and damaging, both physically and financially.
At Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, we are proud to be able to say that all 3 of our plastic surgeons are board-certified, so you can rest assured that each of them is properly trained and experienced in their respective specialties. In fact, Tallahassee Plastic Surgery was awarded “Best of Tallahassee” by Tallahassee Magazine in both 2014 and 2015. At the end of the day, you should feel as comfortable as possible going into and coming out of a procedure. Knowing that your health is in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you reach that level of comfort.