The Difference of a Board Certified Surgeon


In any procedure, finding the right surgeon can make a world of difference. And given the physical nature of plastic surgery procedures, it is especially important to find a surgeon with a track record of success and experience.  The Plastic Surgery Group knows how big of a difference superior surgeons make. That is why we put so much focus on having board certified and board eligible surgeons. With four board certified and two board eligible plastic surgeons, our staff has an immense library of knowledge and experience in the intricacies of plastic surgery. So what is the big difference between a regular surgeon and a board-certified surgeon?

The Basics

Board-Certified plastic surgeons must complete a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school. This five-year addition to an already rigorous and extensive education includes a plastic surgery residency program that gives surgeons a mastery in their field from those at the pinnacle of the profession.

During this certification process, surgeons are put to the test in every practical situation, teaching them both the finer aspects of each individual procedure and how to deal with any possible complications. Plastic surgery is physical in nature, and there is a certain level of artistry involved in each procedure. This certification program further teaches each surgeon mastery over the beauty and artistry that goes into their craft, skills that are impossible to replicate in any other way.

Board-certified plastic surgeons are also able to go to any hospital and perform surgery, ensuring complete and total safety for each patient. This mix of intensive training, mastery of artistry and thorough education of every aspect of each procedure truly make board-certified and board-eligible surgeons a cut above the rest.

Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons

In order to fully understand the difference between a board-certified and non-board-certified surgeon, we must first go into the difference between a plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon. One of the biggest misconceptions in cosmetic surgery is that a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon are one in the same. This could not be further from the truth. Any licensed physician can call themselves a “cosmetic” surgeon, even if they have never completed training in an approved plastic surgery program.

Plastic surgeons, on the other hand, undergo a thorough training and education program that makes them specialists in the arts of cosmetic surgery. This training all goes on before a plastic surgeon even sets foot on the path to board-certification. Once the board-certification process is complete there is no comparison between the two. The experience, mastery, and skill gained in the certification process allow our surgeons to practice at an elite level, not just regionally, but nationally.

At The Plastic Surgery Group, we believe in building our practice on the pillars of safety, skill and outstanding results. Our board-certified and board-eligible surgeons bring an immense level of knowledge, artistry, and experience. So don’t wait, come into any one of The Plastic Surgery Group offices for a complimentary consultation to see how we can fulfill your dreams and get you the results you’ve always wanted!