If a plastic surgeon is Board Certified is it still necessary to ask if they have hospital privileges?

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Board certification

Not only should they be board-certified but they should be board certified specifically by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Your surgeon should have hospital privileges in plastic surgery. 

Savannah Plastic Surgeon
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Red flags in plastic surgery

A doctor who is performing plastic surgery without hospital privileges is a big red flag. Either they aren't a real board certified plastic surgeon or maybe they have had problems making them lose privileges. If you have other top folks available I'd strongly consider them.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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