What “Board Certified in Plastic Surgery” Really Means—And Why Everyone Is Talking About It
These days people are becoming more and more open about the cosmetic surgery they received to achieve their beauty goals. It seems like the stigma that comes with getting work done is gone and society is beginning to embrace plastic surgery as a step to create a more comfortable and confident you. As plastic surgery becomes more accepted and the demand for it grows, it has become increasingly accessible to the public. It might seem like there’s a surgeon at every corner who can get you the look you want. However, not all doctors are equal in their talent and expertise. When it comes to your surgery, your body deserves to be in the hands of a highly trained surgeon who is ethical and qualified to safely give you satisfying aesthetic results. So how do you know who that surgeon is? This is where board certification comes in.
What does being board-certified mean?
When a plastic surgeon is board-certified it means that they have been reviewed by a board and accredited to be highly trained and qualified surgeons with appropriate knowledge and hands-on experience to provide safe and ethical plastic surgery. It also means that they are committed to maintaining a high level of quality care as a surgeon. Board-certified plastic surgeons must complete a minimum of 150 credits of Continuing Medical Education credits within three years of being certified to ensure that they stay current on the best and newest practices and procedures. Throughout their career, they are required to be in a program that makes sure they continue to meet the qualifications to be considered a board-certified plastic surgeon.
How does a plastic surgeon become board-certified?
For a plastic surgeon to become board-certified they need to be highly trained and also go through a rigorous examination process. They need to have graduated from a recognized medical school and have completed at least five years of approved surgical experience. Two years of this surgical experience will consist of the plastic surgery residency. The examination process is made up of written and oral exams. Part of the oral exam is that the plastic surgeon will need to present their case to a board and discuss their surgical experience.
Why is it important that your plastic surgeon is board-certified?
If you want your beautiful expertly-crafted results done safely, your best option is to go with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Many times that surgeries are done incorrectly and a patient is unsatisfied with the final look, it is because the surgeon was not experienced enough with the procedure and was not board-certified. Even minimally invasive treatments like injectables, such as fillers or Botox, can leave a patient looking botched or disfigured if done incorrectly. A board-certified surgeon is guaranteed to have years of experience in plastic surgery. They will have an extensive list of former patients that they have performed procedures on and often you will be able to see true “before and after” images that prove their surgical abilities.
Why choose Premier Plastic Surgery for your cosmetic needs?
Premier Plastic Surgery is operated by our founder Dr. Brian V. Heil, an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Heil puts the safety of his patients first while still ensuring that receive aesthetic and natural-looking results. He makes sure that his team of elite specialists is highly trained and qualified to perform rejuvenating beauty procedures. Dr. Heil ensures that when you are treated by anyone at Premier Plastic Surgery, you can relax knowing that you are in the hands of an expert. To book a consultation with us, call 724-264-3608, or contact us through the form on our website.