Whats the Difference Between Board Certified and Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?

Can someone please explain the difference between a board certified plastic surgeon and a double board certified plastic surgeon. Both are in the american board of plastic surgery.

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Board certification


Some surgeons like to impress people thinking that if one board is good two are twice as better. The truth is the second board certification often refers to a field of study before plastic surgery ( i.e. ENT, orthopedics, oral surgery, urology, or general surgery).  There is only one board of plastic surgery.  That is the most important one when considering a  plastic surgeon.

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