Real Self Doctors Often Say: Find a Board Certified Surgeon. What Board Are You Refering To?

There are many Boards and doctors practicing plastic and cosmetic surgery are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Otolarygology Board. When doctors on Real Self advise finding a" Board Certified surgeon, please name the specific board or boards you are recommending.

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A Plastic Surgeon should be certified in Plastic surgery

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Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery requires years of training, and multiple exams to certify competance.  The Board was established  75 years ago to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery for the public.  Getiin g into a plastic surgery residency is very competitive  and the training is long and rigorous, requiring 6-8 years of specialty training after completing four years of training.  Other boards, such as "Cosmetic Surgery boards" were established to give credibility to those who had not completed the full rigorous training. Many call themselves plastic surgeons but really trained in an entirely different field with only weekend courses for training.  Board certification matters.  do your home work when you select your plastic surgeon.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 117 reviews

Collagen fillers are excelent but natural plastma are superb and last a lot

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For USA citizien  american board of plastic surgeon are the best and excellent for choose any qualified plastic surgeons.

abroad plastic surgeons should fullfill the National plastic surgeon  recertified board  plus international society of aesthetic plastic surgeon, exceptionally some foreigners surgeons belong to ASAPS that it is the best guarantee than any  citizien could get.

 with a deep  respect to next colleagues ,Avoid: cosmetic , facial, or only aesthetic surgeons even they got the official certification they dont have the 4 years general surgery trainning plus 3 years in reconstructive  and aesthetic surgery

Ramon Navarro, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

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