If you’re thinking about undergoing plastic surgery, selecting a physician that is appropriately qualified should be your number one concern. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of why it’s so necessary to choose a board certified plastic surgeon. This article shares some reasons why the choice of surgeon is so important.
Only plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This certification is an indication that the physician has undergone extensive training in both body and facial procedures. They are therefore well equipped to handle emergencies, and optimal results can be expected.
Let’s now review these issues in turn.
- Extensive Training: In recent years there has been a significant increase in the demand for cosmetic surgery. As a consequence, many physicians not trained in plastic and reconstructive surgeryregularly perform procedures for which they do not have formal training. This has serious implications for patient safety. A board certified plastic surgeon is required to have at least 5 years of surgical training, and also undergoes a specialty residency program.
- Ability to handle emergencies: Ifa complication arises during your surgical procedure a board certified plastic surgeon has the requisite skill and training to handle it. Their rigorous training makes them adept at reducing risk, and handing emergencies.
- Successful outcome:A board certified plastic surgery generally possesses the artistry and expertise to ensure that you have a successful procedure. They can deal with complex surgeries in various cosmetic treatment modalities. You can review before and after photos of past patients, to give you an idea of the type of results to expect.
If you are looking for an excellent board certified plastic surgeon in the San Francisco Bay area, contact Dr. Robert Aycock.
Call (925)-937-8377for our office in Walnut Creek, CA or (415) 925-1700 for the Greenbrae, CAlocation.