Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular, and more doctors seem to be jumping on the bandwagon, so to speak. In medicine there are no laws that restrict a physician to practicing the type of medicine or surgery for which he was specifically trained. Any licensed physician can call himself a cosmetic surgeon, so it is very important to do your research before choosing your doctor.
Make sure that your physician is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. In doing so, you can be assured that the surgeon has completed undergraduate college, medical school, an approved general surgery residency of at least three years and an approved plastic surgery residency of an additional two to three years. Board certification is then obtained only after the candidate has been in plastic surgery practice for at least two years and has passed rigorous written and oral examinations administered by experienced plastic surgeons.
Once you have done your research, you should make your appointment for your consultation. This appointment will not only provide you with the information about the surgery in which you are interested, but it also allows you to meet with your physician, their staff and see the facility — because how you feel about your doctor and their staff is an important part of the surgical experience.
If you have questions about our board certified physicians or would like to schedule your complimentary consultation, we invite you to contact our office at (706) 521-0189.