Plastic Surgery: Why Being Board-Certified Matters
When you’re on your journey to achieving your beauty goals, choosing to go “under the knife” can be a daunting decision. In this day and age, many people turn to plastic surgery to give them the look they desire, however with the increasing demand for cosmetic surgery, there are many so-called specialists who perform procedures that leave patients with lackluster results. When choosing a plastic surgeon, it’s important to know that your doctor is a true expert who has been recognized as being properly qualified and trained, ethical, and able to safely create the beauty results you desire. That’s why it’s key to go with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
The board-certification process
There are certain requirements for a doctor to become a board-certified plastic surgeon. First, they must have graduated from an accredited medical school and finished a minimum of five years of approved surgical experience. This surgical experience includes their plastic surgery residency, which lasts two years. The plastic surgeon must complete and pass extensive written and oral exams. They must present their case before a panel where they will be questioned on the field of plastic surgery, as well as discuss their own surgery experience. The board-certification process is incredibly intense and thorough to ensure that a certified plastic surgeon has been properly trained and has had an appropriate amount of hands-on experience.
Commitment to continuing education
Becoming a board-certified surgeon is not just about meeting the qualifications one time, it’s also a commitment surgeons make to keep up to date with the latest and best plastic surgery practices. Surgeons that have been board-certified are required to earn a minimum of 150 Continuing Medical Education credits within three years of receiving their certification. They also have to take part in a program throughout their careers that ensures that they continue to be qualified and meet the standards of board certification. Board-certified surgeons are dedicated to keeping up to date with the best and safest practices and procedures to ensure that their patients receive high-quality ideal results.
Why you should choose a board-certified surgeon
There are two major reasons why you should choose a board-certified surgeon for your cosmetic procedure: aesthetics and safety. When it comes to aesthetics, you will get your best results from a highly trained and experienced accredited surgeon. They have years of experience performing procedures and they have evidence from former patients to confirm their ability to get you your desired look. Secondly, although arguably most importantly, your safety is of the utmost concern in the hands of a board-certified surgeon. They are held to the highest ethical standards and dedicated to putting your health first. Often when someone has a “botched” surgery or procedure, it is because they were treated by an inexperienced surgeon who is not board-certified.
Dr. Brian V. Heil, award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon
Premier Plastic Surgery was founded over 15 years ago by Dr. Brian V. Heil, a highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon with the knowledge and skills to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. He has been board certified since 2002 and is a member of several distinguished plastic surgeon societies. He was identified by Castle Connolly, America’s trusted source for recognizing top doctors across the country, and named “Top Beauty Doctor” two years in a row by New Beauty Magazine. When you choose Dr. Heil as your plastic surgeon, you can expect expert care and state-of-the-art results. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Heil and get one step closer to achieving your beauty goals, call us at 724-264-3608.