What Does It Mean When a Plastic Surgeon Is Board Certified?

by / Thursday, 14 February 2019 / Published in Plastic Surgery

Choosing the right plastic surgeon for your needs starts with finding one who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). A plastic surgeon who has completed the strenuous two-year ABPS board certification process has not only completed all required education and training, he or she has also provided patient cases for review by the board and passed challenging written and oral exams covering all plastic surgery procedures. Once board-certified, plastic surgeons are overseen by the ABPS to ensure they adhere to the high standards established by the board. To maintain board certification, a plastic surgeon must strive to provide the highest level of patient care, which includes abiding by a strict code of ethics, as well as treating patients safely and responsibly. Additionally, the examination process must be repeated every 10 years to keep board-certification status.

Prior to the examination process, our plastic surgeons at Regional Plastic Surgery Center completed an average of nine years of medical training, three years of medical school and then six years in general and plastic surgery residencies. We are also proud of the fact that ALL SIX of our plastic surgeons are board-certified by the ABPS. Our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons is committed to providing patients with outstanding surgical care. Each is dedicated to his craft and continues to pursue advanced training in the latest technology and techniques in aesthetics. You can feel confident choosing from Regional Plastic Surgery Center’s team of experienced, award-winning plastic surgeons.

To learn more about the plastic surgeons of Regional Plastic Surgery Center—and the many procedures they provide for the face, body, breasts and skin—we encourage you to contact our practice.