The number of plastic surgeons who are vying to ‘Fix You’ is quite overwhelming. The sheer number of people who try to convince you that their service is what you need can be confusing. Choosing a surgeon is the first and the most important step. You are entrusting your life into the hands of a person you never met. It is essential to choose well but before you choose well, you must research well. There is a dizzying amount of information available online about doctors which further deepens the doubts. The key factor while choosing a surgeon is his or her credentials and his reviews. The most important part of his or her qualification must be that they are a board-certified plastic & cosmetic surgeon. Getting a board certification from a recognized authority is important for any doctor.
Why is it important for your surgeon to be board certified? A board certification is an arduous and lengthy process following residency. The training for a surgical certification is more all-embracing, the evaluation procedure is more painstaking, and the code of ethical conduct is quite strict. Plastic surgeons are specialist in both facial and body procedures. Board-certified plastic surgeons complete a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school, including a plastic surgery residency program. Exhaustively training helps them be the best in their field.
Board certifications and credentials reflect their fitting experience, education, and training. It shows their comprehensive training in cosmetic surgery procedures. This will directly affect their experience and their performance with a range of cosmetic surgery procedures. Apart from quality work they are also bound by strict observance to patient safety requirements and ethical practice failing which they may lose their certification. These qualifications will help patient achieve their goals. Your procedures and their effects are only as good the doctor performing them.
At the end it boils down to your presence of mind in making the right choice. I have mentored over 50 plastic surgeons and trained them in different techniques of surgeries. My views are based on year’s worth of information, teaching and experience. This is why I stress on the importance of choosing a doctor who has been trained well and is board certified. A highly qualified, competent surgeon can conduct surgery well and be your guide pre and post surgery. Make sure that your surgeon has essential qualifications along with pertinent experience. Armed with right information, first-rate doctor and precise procedure, you can attain the look you have always hoped to have. Making the right choice is the great power that you have.