Recently, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Immediate Past President Malcolm Roth, MD, FACS explained the importance of Board-certified plastic surgeons on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show, Katie. You can view that video above.
So why is it important to find a Board-certified plastic surgeon? The reasons are many.
Firstly, it’s important to note that state laws allow any licensed physician to call him- or herself a plastic or cosmetic surgeon, even if he or she has had no surgical training at all. A Board-certified plastic surgeon will have pursued at least five years of surgical training post-medical school, including a residency program. These years of training are crucial to understanding human anatomy and how to react to any emergency situations that may arise during surgery. Furthermore, training allows for a plastic surgeon to develop a keen eye for what works aesthetically, which will go a long way in ensuring that the procedure that both you and your surgeon decide upon have your best interests in mind.
The choice is clear: when electing to undergo a plastic surgery procedure, finding a Board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Scott Farber of Farber Plastic Surgery – who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery –is essential.