AAFPRS Vs ABFPRS

I am considering a rhinoplasty who's going to be done by a surgeon who is a member of the American Academy of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, but he's not a member of the American Board of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. What is the difference between the two? Does the surgeon has to be a member of both the AAFPRS and the ABFPRS to be qualified? Thanks!

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AAFPRS and ABFPRS

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A surgeon who is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery is a surgeon whose background is ear, nose, and throat surgery who has paid membership to the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. The only way to be a member of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery is to sit for the board examination of both oral and written examination and pass them. A surgeon is then board certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. It is probably best to go with a board certified facial plastic surgeon and since you are looking for a rhinoplasty, find a surgeon who has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries.


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The difference between the AAFPRS and ABFPRS.

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The surgeon must take an examination and pass it to be Board Certified. They have had special training in Facial Plastic Surgery. The best guarantee of a good nose is to look at the work of the surgeon.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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AAFPRS vs ABFPRS clarification

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Membership in the AAFPRS is largely composed of individuals with ABFPRS certification because it is basically an organization of ENT physicians. However, there are some members, myself included, who are AAFPRS members but are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The main thing for you to decide is whether the results you have seen from this doctor meet your expectations for what you would like for yourself. This is more important than the AAFPRS vs ABFPRS issue.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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