You may have heard that choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is important, but have you ever wondered why it's important and what it means to be board certified? Below, we discuss what it takes for a plastic surgeon to obtain board certification and how this certification benefits you as a patient.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery offer complimentary cosmetic consultations so that you can learn more about us and about the procedure in which you are interested, as well as get individualized recommendations from our experienced surgeons. To schedule your consultation, please call us at 303-706-1100.
How Does a Plastic Surgeon Become Board Certified?
Board certification is completely voluntary and requires the physician to prove his or her competence and experience in a certain medical specialty. Requirements to become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery include:
- Pass a written exam
- Pass an oral exam
- Obtain peer evaluations from plastic surgeons serving on the Board
- Show a commitment to patient safety and ethical care
Dr. Christopher Williams, Dr. Jeremy Williams, and Dr. Michael Miller are board-certified plastic surgeons. As such, they have gone above and beyond the basic requirement of obtaining a medical license to demonstrate their knowledge, education, experience and skills in the specialty of plastic surgery.
Board certification is only one tool you should use as you evaluate plastic surgeons. Board certification does not guarantee a satisfactory result or a good surgical experience, and it's important to use your own judgment and criteria when choosing a plastic surgeon. A complimentary cosmetic consultation is a great time to find out whether the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and to ask any other questions about the surgeon's credentials and results that will help you make your decision.
Why Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Is Important
Any physician must possess basic medical licensure. Board certification is an additional step a physician may take to prove expertise in a specific medical specialty, such as the specialty of plastic surgery. The American Board of Medical Specialties has 24 Member Boards that certify specialists. One of the boards is the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only entity that can certify a surgeon as a plastic surgeon.
Any licensed physician can perform cosmetic procedures, without actually specializing in plastic surgery and, in some cases, being board-certified in other specialties such as ophthalmology. Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery tells you that the surgeon has dedicated his skills specifically to plastic surgery.
The plastic surgeons at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery are not only board-certified, they are personally committed to your safety, well-being, satisfaction and best results. To schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced Denver plastic surgeons, please call our office at 303-706-1100.