5 Reasons to Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Enhancing your body through plastic surgery requires putting a great amount of trust in your physician. It’s important to know your doctor’s background and be confident in his or her credentials before any treatment. Did you know that it’s legal for any physician to perform cosmetic procedures? Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) have been specifically trained in plastic surgery, however. Before you select a doctor for your procedure, consider these five reasons to choose a board certified plastic surgeon:
- Specialized training. All physicians spend years in training, but not all of them receive training in surgery. To become a board certified plastic surgeon a physician must complete at least five years of surgical training after medical school, including a plastic surgery residency program. You can be sure that a board certified plastic surgeon has been specifically trained to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
- Aesthetic expertise. Plastic surgeons are trained to perform surgery on both the body and face, and their training includes years of reconstructive surgery that hones their sense of both function and form. Successful plastic surgery requires acute attention to detail, exhaustive knowledge of anatomy, and a highly refined sense of aesthetics.
- Rigorous testing. In addition to years of specialized training for plastic surgery, the board certification process requires plastic surgeons to pass a set of rigorous examinations and fulfill additional requirements of the board. You can be feel confident that a board certified plastic surgeon is thoroughly trained and tested.
- Continuing education. Once a physician is board certified, they must participate in continuing education programs to maintain their status. As a result, board certified plastic surgeons engage in lifelong learning about their specialty.
- Dedication to patient care and safety. Board certification is voluntary and the intensive process requires an additional commitment of time and energy above obtaining a medical degree and a license to practice. This indicates that the plastic surgeon in question is committed to the highest standards in patient care and safety.
Whether you’re thinking about a procedure on the breasts, body, or face, you’ll want to know that you’re in good hands. You’ll want surgical experience, technical skill, and good aesthetic judgment. As you consider plastic surgery, it’s important to remember these benefits of board certification. Contact us for a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reedy.