One of the first things you should look for in a plastic surgery practice is whether or not the surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board certification indicates that a surgeon has the experience, training, and skill necessary to perform plastic surgery at the highest level of precision and safety.

How Does a Surgeon Become Board-Certified?

The process of becoming a board-certified plastic surgeon is challenging and rigorous. Physicians must:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete a minimum of 5 years of surgical residency
  • Complete at least 2 years of dedicated plastic surgery residency
  • Pass oral and written certification exams demonstrating extensive knowledge in the field of plastic surgery
  • Practice plastic surgery for at least two years

Combining Artistry, Experience, and Technical Skill

Because of how popular plastic surgery is, many unqualified doctors and surgeons offer cosmetic services as part of their practice. Several different factors go into choosing the right cosmetic surgeon, but without board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you are already starting off on the wrong foot: you risk not only getting unsatisfactory results, but also being exposed to unnecessary levels of risk by an inexperienced surgeon. 

Why trust something as precious as your physical appearance to a surgeon who hasn’t thoroughly proven their abilities? With the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can make a confident decision about the procedure you are interested in, avoiding much of the uncertainty that comes with selecting the right doctor.

In addition to having five board-certified plastic surgeons on our team, Marietta Plastic Surgery is proud to have its own fully accredited surgery center, certified by the prestigious American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

If you would like to learn more about the importance of board certification and our surgeons’ qualifications, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock office. We look forward to meeting you.