Research

 

Researching your cosmetic plastic surgeon is an absolute must. Even if your plastic surgeon has an excellent reputation, you still need to complete the research phase. You certainly don't want to go to an under-qualified plastic surgeon, achieve results that are less than satisfactory, and risk unnecessary complications.

 


State Medical Boards

If you're getting breast implants, you'll want to view your plastic surgeon's complete disciplinary history. Here is a listing of all the state medical boards.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery vs. American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

Make no mistake, these are two entirely different boards: the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Learn the differences between the two.

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Board-Eligibility with the ABPS

Learn about board-eligibility with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Research Your Plastic Surgeon

Researching your cosmetic plastic surgeon is an absolute must. Even if your plastic surgeon has an excellent reputation, you still need to complete the research phase. You certainly don't want to go to an under-qualified plastic surgeon, achieve results that are less than satisfactory, and ris ...

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The Importance of ABPS Certification

Do you know what it takes for a plastic surgeon to become board-certified, or even what the differences are between plastic and cosmetic surgeons? Before having breast augmentation, you should know the answers to these questions--and this article can help get you started.

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Certification of Surgical Suites

If your surgeon is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and has an in-office surgical suite, you will need to confirm that it has been appropriately accredited. As of July 2002, the ASAPS put into effect it's new policy requiring the following of all ASAPS member ...

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American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Admission to the ASAPS is based on the following criteria: Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian surgeons must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Surgeons must be in at least the third year of active practice following board certificat ...

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

To become a member of the ASPS, a surgeon must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Canadian surgeons must be Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). 97% of all board-certified surgeons are members of the ASPS. Members of the ASPS are qualified to ...

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