If you are going to have maintenance or repair work performed on your vehicle, you would never just ask anyone on the street to do it, but rather, you would bring your car to a reputable shop that has the experience and education to get the job done correctly. If we put that much trust into our mode of transportation, then it is crucial that we put much more trust into who is performing a transformative procedure on our very own body.
The American Board of Medical Specialties a a Certifying Body
While plastic surgeons are doctors that have received the proper training to perform surgery, not all of their medical specialties are recognized by The American Board of Medical Specialties. And as plastic surgeries can have a big price tag, many people try to cut costs by using practitioners who are not board-certified plastic surgeons, which can lead to huge problems and potentially dangerous consequences. It is important to note that any medical doctor can call themselves a plastic surgeon, but it is up to you to ensure that they have proof of certification from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Board-certified plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi, must complete a minimum of five years of surgical training after medical school, which includes a plastic surgery residency program. In this program, the plastic surgeons receive in-depth training regarding all surgical procedures of the face and body, including an understanding of all of the body systems, such as ventilation, circulation, fluid and electrolyte balance. They become extremely familiar with the specialized procedures involved and obtain guided training and expertise.
The Value of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
By choosing a board-certified practitioner, you are not only ensuring you have someone with the proper training and education, but you are also making sure that you are having the procedure performed in a clean and safe facility. The clinic or office must also be certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, so you can rest assured that you will be taken care of in the correct environment.
Ready to learn more? To schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Dr. Abboushi & Dr. Singh, please call Panacea Plastic Surgery at 770-929-0634. We look forward to working with you!