What does board certified really mean?
These days, with the increased popularity and accessibility of lasers and fillers, just about anyone can claim to perform cosmetic procedures. As you consider a plastic surgeon you will come across the term “board certified” and it is important you fully understand what that means.
A board certified plastic surgeon has undergone a tremendous amount of schooling, training, examination and post graduate continuing education. For example, a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has likely got eight to ten years of medical school and post graduate training under his or her belt. Other physicians’ ability to perform similar procedures with only two to three years of similar experience without the same certification can potentially put you, the patient, at risk.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world, of which Dr. Clinton is a member. Extensive continuing education is a requirement for membership in the ASPS. It is important that you fully understand these certifications. If you have any questions, please call our office and ask to speak with Dr. Clinton.