The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon For Your Breast Augmentation

Just look for Sientra’s Orange Dot. 

When it comes to breast augmentation, choosing the right surgeon is as important as choosing the right implant. At Sientra we have taken the guesswork out of finding a qualified doctor to perform your breast augmentation. Sientra is the only company that makes its implants available exclusively through board-certified (or board-eligible) plastic surgeons, whose intense specialty training helps them elevate their surgical skills and aesthetic judgment.

To help ensure your doctor has the right training to give you the results that you want, look for the Sientra Orange Dot on their RealSelf profile. You deserve the very best.

We all want to make the best choice when choosing a plastic surgeon. That’s a given. But as anyone who’s been through the process will tell you, researching your options can be challenging, confusing, and even intimidating.

Sientra is all about empowering their patients to make informed and safe decisions about their cosmetic procedures, and one of the ways they do that is by encouraging consumers to choose board-certified plastic surgeons. What does board certification mean and why does it matter? Let us explain.

By opting to go to a board-certified plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation, you are helping ensure you have the highest likelihood of getting the results you want with the safety you need. Board certification guarantees that your surgeon successfully completed medical school and an accredited residency program, and that they’re recognized by their peers as an expert in both reconstructive and plastic surgery. They’ve dedicated years of their lives to obtaining the proper training, and they participate in ongoing education to keep up with the latest treatments and technology.

But don’t be fooled by misleading terminology. While the titles might seem the same, there are key differences in the training and education of board-certified plastic surgeons compared to cosmetic surgeons (as detailed in the graphic above). There are plenty of doctors who may appear to have valid board certification, but who don’t possess the important training in plastic surgery you should expect. Some doctors, even ones who might be board certified in other medical specialties such as OB/GYN or general surgery, may have achieved “certificates” in cosmetic surgery from training courses that are sometimes as short as a weekend.

Confusing, right?

Unfortunately, the law doesn’t protect consumers against doctors who don’t have the proper training, so it’s up to you to do your homework. How do you know who’s worthy of your trust? Look for the Sientra Orange Dot on their RealSelf profile to help ensure your doctor has the right training to give you the results that you want.

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