You need to do your homework. You need to find out what the credentials are of this person that you're choosing to take care of you. Are they a board-certified plastic surgeon? And once you find out that they are a board-certified plastic surgeon you need to find out their experience, what their practice emphasis is, if they have an issue or a concern do they have a hospital that they can admit you to if there were a complication which doesn't typically happen, but it's important to know. Do they operate in a credentialed facility, an accredited facility, and really what their experience is in. You can't base who you chose to operate on you by flowery certificate on the wall, that doesn't mean anything. If you have a patient, or a physician who is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery you can rest assured that they are a board-certified plastic surgeon, and that they'll provide good, safe care for you.

Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon: A Certificate on the Wall Isn't Enough

Dr. Michael Edwards warns consumers against choosing a plastic surgeon based only on their certificate wall. Getting to know them, their work, and their affiliations is very important.