The right surgeon for your cosmetic surgery can make all of the difference in outcome. After all, the plastic surgery you receive is something that will last you the rest of your life and can be difficult to reverse. Therefore, you should base your decision on five very important things: board certification, experience, ethics, work history, and personality.
Not all surgeons are the same, and only those who are certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery or ABPS should be considered for your surgical procedure. To receive this prestigious board certification, your surgeon has a track record for success and has low complications rates after their procedures. Also, not all board certifications are the same. So, do not automatically assume a surgeon that is “board certified” has the same quality and training as another. You can check if your surgeon is board certified on the American Board of Medical Specialties.