Picking Out the Best Plastic Surgeon for You

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Plastic Surgeons & Board Certification

Even if a plastic surgeon comes highly recommended, you should still continue to investigate each doctor on your list. Any type of medical doctor can legally perform plastic surgery. Theoretically, this means that a pediatrician can perform a nose job if they so choose. You want to ensure that whoever operates on your body has been trained specifically in the type of surgery you are interested in.

The surgeon you choose for your plastic surgery procedure should be board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. You can find out if a plastic surgeon is board certified by visiting either the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Board of Plastic Surgery's website.

Remember, you need to ensure your surgeon is board certified in "plastic surgery." A doctor can be board certified in any medical practice, so if a doctor tells you he or she is "board certified," you need to ask about the area the certification is in. For all you know, your plastic surgeon could be board certified in dermatology or gynecology and not actually plastic surgery.

If you are trying to find the best plastic surgeon for you, it's all about doing your research and asking lots of questions. Making a quick decision without doing all of your homework might cost you more in the long run. You want to go into your surgery with complete confidence in your plastic surgeon.