DOES MY PLASTIC SURGEON NEED TO BE BOARD CERTIFIED?
All of the Minneapolis board certified plastic surgeons that we represent have undergone extensive training in the areas of saline breast implants, silicone breast implants, Augmentation mammoplasty, Subglandular Placement and Submuscular & Subpectoral Placement.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not required to be board certified in plastic surgery to perform all the many operations that a typical plastic surgeon will undertake. Any licensed Medical Doctor (M.D.) can legally perform nearly all forms of plastic surgery. This is why it is very important to ask your doctor is he/she is board certified in plastic surgery from a national governing body. If your doctor does not have this certification you may end up receiving poor care when compared to that of a surgeon with national certification in plastic surgery.
One of the main reasons that you want a certified surgeon from a national board is because legitimate national certification boards work to establish best practices and common standards that a surgeon needs to learn and adhere to in order to become certified. Most boards were founded to protect the public by assessing surgeons and making sure that the doctors they certify meet specific training, education, and industry specific professional standards.
Other common ways that boards help to serve the public is by reviewing new surgical techniques that may be better than old techniques, providing all types of information about the certification process to the public, and informing potential patients why they should strive to use a board certified surgeon for all of their plastic surgery needs.
Doing research on your potential plastic surgeons in Minnesota is a very important step in your surgical process. It is always best to ask your surgeon if he/she is board certified very early in the process. You do not want to spend a lot of time planning breast augmentation procedure just to find out late in the process that your surgeon is not certified. You should take this step very seriously and only choose a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.
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