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.