When choosing to undergo any type of plastic or cosmetic surgery procedure or treatment, it is very important to make sure your plastic surgeon is board certified. Many individuals are not aware of the differences between a plastic surgeon who is board certified and who is not. Taking the time to choose a board certified plastic surgeon can be the difference between beautiful results and complications.
Benefits of Board Certification
Today, plastic surgery is more popular than ever. Due to the fact that plastic surgery can be an investment, many individuals are choosing surgeons who are not board certified for quick results at cheap prices. However, these surgeons do not have the qualifications to perform many procedures, putting you at risk for infection, bad results, and more. If you want to see beautiful, natural looking results, you will want to look for a surgeon with certification.
To drastically decrease your chance of risk, choosing a board certified plastic surgeon is key. While “board-certified” is a broad term, and can include board certification in many different areas including pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and more, board certified plastic surgeons should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to perform plastic surgery procedures.
One cannot call themselves a “plastic surgeon” without completing the appropriate training and board certification specific to the plastic surgery specialty. Plastic surgery training includes about 16 years of post-high school education, which includes training in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Board certified plastic surgeons have gone through at least seven years of extensive training and education, as well as passed a written and oral examination. They are also trained on how to handle an emergencies and complications.. There have been instances where non-certified surgeons have performed a procedure, only for dangerous side effects and outcomes to occur especially since they were not trained to do these surgeries and their potential complications.
Do Your Homework
Overall, all individuals who are considering surgery should do their homework and research a board-certified plastic surgeon in the area. Also, be sure that the surgeon is experienced in the procedure you are interested in, and performs the procedure frequently.
Dr. Berman is a double board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience performing an array of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelift , mommy makeovers and more. If you are considering plastic surgery in the Boca Raton area, contact Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa today to learn more!