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The Importance of Board Certification

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Surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have been on the rise for the last twenty years. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly a quarter of a million more of these procedures were done in 2018 then 2017. With such high demand for procedures, it is important that patients choose a surgeon with experience and expertise.

What It Means to Be Board Certified

Becoming a plastic surgeon takes years of study and training. After high school, the average plastic surgeon undergoes another sixteen years of education, including years of supervised training in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

In addition to the rigors of medical school and training in a specialty, board-certified plastic surgeons must pass a written test and a two-day oral examination. In these tests, they are critically evaluated for their knowledge as well as their ethical standing. They must all pass on safe and effective approaches to multiple reconstructive and cosmetic challenges.

Approval by the American Board of Plastic Surgery means the surgeon meets the requirements of the board. This approval signifies that the surgeon can be trusted as safe and ethical. He or she has shown extensive knowledge regarding the entire spectrum of plastic surgery. These people have the highest standards in the specialty.

Why You Should Seek a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Any surgery has certain risks involved. When it comes to plastic surgery, particularly facial plastic surgery, minor mistakes can be obvious and even devastating. Board-certified plastic surgeons have the training and expertise to anticipate emergencies and complications that could arise during a procedure.

Board-certified surgeons are highly qualified in their area of expertise. Many of these doctors perform cosmetic procedures in addition to repairing defects and reconstructing normal function and appearance. You can be assured of high-quality treatment for your procedure when you are under the care of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Facial plastic surgery is one of those areas where it can really matter if you are under the care of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Maurice Khosh is dual certified in facial plastic surgery. Under his care you can expect superior results for your procedure. Call today to schedule your consultation.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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