The Importance of Your Plastic Surgeon’s Resume
There are many important factors to consider when deciding who will perform your plastic surgery procedure. One excellent resource for information on your potential plastic surgeon of choice is his or her resume. By asking to look at your surgeon’s resume, you will be able to learn more about their education, their experience with your procedure, and any kinds of awards they have received in their field.
Are they Board Certified?
One of the main things to look for when examining a plastic surgeon’s resume is to look at whether or not they are board certified. If a plastic surgeon is board certified, that means that they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify physicians in plastic and reconstructive procedures. In order to be ABMS certified, physicians must have at least five years of surgical training. This must include a residency in plastic surgery and the passing of a comprehensive plastic surgery exam.
How Many Years of Experience in Your Procedure?
After making sure that your surgeon is board certified, you want to be sure that your surgeon has had many years of experience in performing your particular procedure. Each plastic surgery procedure is unique and requires a specific skill set. By ensuring that your doctor has adequate experience in performing your procedure of choice, you are setting yourself up for a result that is up to your expectations.
Awards and Accolades?
A resume is another great place to see whether or not your surgeon has received any special awards or accolades in his field. If your surgeon has received awards, or any other kinds of accolades, this may mean that he is a leader in his field of plastic surgery. Any kinds of awards for research or publications may indicate that your surgeon is on the “cutting edge” for new treatments and surgical procedures.
Choosing who will be your plastic surgeon can be a stressful and difficult process. By looking at your surgeon’s resume, you can have more piece of mind about the experience and expertise that your surgeon is bringing to the operating table.
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