At HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery, you’ll frequently hear us advocating the importance of seeking help from board-certified plastic surgeons, like our very own Dr. David Klein. Patients often wonder why we are so adamant that they pursue a board-certified plastic surgeon, and below we discuss why.
Board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States have earned their certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which means they have achieved the following requirements:
Graduated from an accredited medical school
Completed at least five years of residency
A minimum of three years experience in general surgery (typically)
Practiced plastic surgery for at least two years
Passed written and oral exams
For patients who put their cosmetic needs and trust in board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Klein, they can expect a variety of advantages. Because of their years of education, training, and experience, board-certified surgeons have heightened skill levels and knowledge of the procedures. ABPS plastic surgeons tend to provide patients with a higher level of proficiency in any given procedure.
The decision to undergo plastic surgery is inarguably a life-changing one. It requires a great amount of thought, research, and discussion beforehand. But just as much as the decision is life-changing, it can also be scary for many. This is why it’s especially important for patients to find a surgeon they trust and with whom they feel comfortable discussing their medical history and personal goals.
While it is not a binding requirement for plastic surgeons to receive ABPS certification, board-certified plastic surgeons do provide a superior level of assurance, skill, and experience. Not only has Dr. Klein earned his board certification, he also has years of experience performing plastic surgery procedures on both men and women and is involved in a variety of organizations within the plastic surgery industry.
To learn more about Dr. Klein, or for more reasons why you should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, contact us today.