The importance of being a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

You wouldn’t want your plastic surgeon performing your root canal or cataract surgery, so why would you allow an oral surgeon to perform your facelift or an opthamalogist to perform your blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

These days, it seems like every doctor performing cosmetic procedures is board certified in something. But, did you know that not every plastic surgeon offering cosmetic surgery in his practice is actually a board certified plastic surgeon? A board certified plastic surgeon gets his certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).  In fact, the ABPS is the ONLY Board that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in the specialty of plastic surgery.  There is no recognized board that exists which focuses specifically on cosmetic surgery.

A board certified plastic surgeon of the American Board of Plastic Surgery has to undergo a specific number of years of intense training and education in the field of plastic surgery in order to gain the required skills needed for providing the most comprehensive, ethical, and competent care for his patients.

A board certified plastic surgeon must prove his skills by meeting rigorous qualifications at a high level. These qualifications include:

  • 1) Graduating from a recognized medical school
  • 2) Completing a minimum six years of extra residency for becoming a board certified plastic surgeon. These years include three years of practicing plastic surgery and three years of practicing general surgery.
  • 3) The plastic surgeon has to pass comprehensive oral and written exams to become a board certified plastic surgeon.

So, what is the importance of having a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery perform your cosmetic procedure? The board certified plastic surgeon holds importance due to the fact that his patients get the assurance that such a surgeon will have vast experience in most procedures related to the practice of plastic surgery. Patients can get all the necessary guidance for making an informed decision from a board certified plastic surgeon. The credibility of the board certified plastic surgeon is proven and hence, such doctors are reliable and many are pioneers in the field.

As a board certified plastic surgeon located in Morristown, New Jersey, serving northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, Brian S. Glatt, MD has devoted his life to providing the highest standard of care to his patients. After training at some of the finest institutions in the world, Dr. Glatt possesses exceptional technical skills and the expertise needed to produce the results that you desire.

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