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What Does “Board-Certified” Mean? 

If you’re thinking about getting plastic surgery, you might have heard the term board-certified plastic surgeon. But what does it really mean? Being board certified is important when choosing a plastic surgeon because it shows they have the right qualifications. In this blog post, we’ll explain what board certification means and why it matters when picking a plastic surgeon for your cosmetic needs.

What is Board Certification?

Board certification means that a doctor has finished their medical education and specialized training and has proven their skills in a specific area of medicine. In plastic surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and other recognized boards grant this certification. To become board-certified, surgeons have to meet strict requirements, including extensive training, experience, and ethical standards. It’s a way to show they have the highest level of education, expertise, and professionalism in their specialty.

Extensive Training and Education 

Getting board certified is not easy. Plastic surgeons have to go through a lot of training, including medical school, a general surgery residency, and a plastic surgery residency. This education gives them the knowledge and skills to perform complex surgeries safely and achieve the best results. Board certification shows that a surgeon is committed to learning and keeping up with the latest advances in their field. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon means you’re choosing someone who has dedicated years to becoming an expert in their field.

Specialized Expertise 

Board certification in plastic surgery means a surgeon has specialized skills in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Plastic surgeons learn different surgical techniques like breast augmentation, facelifts, and body contouring. With their training and experience, board-certified plastic surgeons understand the details of each procedure and can customize their approach to fit each patient’s unique needs. When you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can trust that they have the knowledge and skills to give you safe and effective results that look good too.

Focus on Patient Safety

Being a board-certified plastic surgeon is not just a one-time process. Board-certified plastic surgeons have an ongoing commitment to patient safety. They follow strict ethical standards and best practices to make sure patients are well taken care of. They perform surgeries in accredited facilities, use advanced techniques and technologies, and have safety protocols in place to reduce risks and complications. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon means you’re choosing someone who cares about your safety and wants to give you the best care possible.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons In Tucson

At Hess, Sandeen & Lee, you can trust that our team of plastic surgeons is board certified, which speaks to our high level of qualifications and expertise. We are committed to providing safe and effective plastic surgery procedures tailored to meet your unique aesthetic goals. With our focus on patient safety and dedication to staying at the forefront of advancements in the field, we invite you to choose our services for a positive and satisfying plastic surgery experience.

To schedule a plastic surgery consultation, contact us today.