If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, it is very important that you choose your surgeon wisely. There are an increasing number of physicians who are starting to practice plastic surgery. Many of these physicians are not fully trained and certified as plastic surgeons. Such doctors are medically trained, but they do not have the experience and expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Who Certifies Plastic Surgeons?
The American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies plastic surgeons. After a plastic surgeon goes through about 16 years of post-high school education, they go before the board to become certified. The board conducts both a written examination as well as a two-day oral examination before certification is granted. When you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, you are guaranteed to be using a doctor who is fully trained, experienced, and generally good at what they do.
What Can Happen
With the increase of physicians practicing plastic surgery, there has also been an increase in adverse effects and outcomes. Board-certified plastic surgeons are better trained and prepared to handle complications with cosmetic procedures. If you use a physician who is not board-certified as a plastic surgeon specifically, they may not have the knowledge they need to handle anything that comes up during the procedure. While there are risks with any surgery, plastic surgeons are better equipped to mitigate these risks.
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, make sure your surgeon is board-certified. We are board-certified plastic surgeons in Tampa, and can help you reach your goals without fear of what might go wrong. Contact us today for a consultation.
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