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Why Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Matters

Dr. Kramer and StaffIn Idaho, plastic surgery is more popular than it ever has been, and the number of procedures performed continues to rise. In many cases, due to such strong demand, doctors who are not certified in plastic surgery are performing cosmetic treatments. The reality is that while any medical doctor is permitted to perform cosmetic surgery, specific training and experience really is necessary for patients to have satisfying outcomes.

Here’s more info about why it’s so important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you’re getting the best and safest results and minimize the risk of a potentially botched surgery.

What Is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon? 

A board-certified plastic surgeon is a surgeon who has earned certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. This board requires surgeons to undergo a strict training program, giving them more experience and the highest level of training in plastic surgery techniques.

The training that board-certified plastic surgeons go through includes 4 years of medical school, 6 years of plastic surgery training or surgical residency, and 2 to 3 years of plastic surgery residency. Altogether, these surgeons have at least 12 years of medical training. Not all doctors offering cosmetic surgery in Idaho are board-certified plastic surgeons. This is an additional credential that you need to research about each surgeon you are considering.

Why Does Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Matter?

With any surgery, you want to ensure that you are getting the best experience and the best results possible. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in the procedure you’re considering will put you in the best possible position for great results. These surgeons are highly trained, experienced in a wide range of plastic surgery techniques, and are equipped to address complications if they arise. Additionally, most plastic surgeons continue to contribute to research in their field, allowing them to apply new ideas and innovative technology that will make procedures even more effective.

If you’re considering having plastic surgery and have questions about board certification, the next step would be to meet with your surgeon to discuss any questions or concerns that you might have. Schedule your consultation with our board-certified Idaho plastic surgeon to learn more about our team’s expertise.