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What Does It Mean To Be “Board-Certified?”

HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery Primary City Charlotte, NC

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.



Patient Testimonials

H/K/B Renaissance Cosmetic Surgery
"I thought long and hard about calling for a consultation. I had never done anything like this before. The entire staff makes you feel like family and it was very welcoming. I had Botox around my eyes and forehead and some filler around my mouth. I am 61 years and…"
"HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery’s team is committed to exceptional patient care. Dr. Klein is an extraordinarily talented, caring and detailed plastic surgeon. He’s truly an artist in his field and always his patients best interest at heart.  – Anonymous"
"Dr. Klein & The HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery Staff, Thanks for the amazing life changing procedure. Your patience, kindness and humor helped put me at ease. I appreciate your expertise and skillfulness.  Thank You! - Shelli"
"I had a breast reduction done with Dr. Klein at Plastic Renaissance Surgery and I am SO happy with my results!! I loved Dr. Klein & his whole staff was always so kind and friendly! I am very pleased overall with the surgery and the results and I would recommend…"
"Dr. Klein is wonderful. He is so pleasant and caring and does wonderful work. Any cosmetic work I need will be done here. The entire staff treats you like family. They are all great. This is the place to go"
"Best surgeon ever. Caring and keeps you realistic in your expectations. He is a doctor not a salesman"
" I had extended abdominoplasty basically circumferential. Dr. Klein has been great, reassuring and very competent. Had a couple of setbacks the Dr. Klein solved immediately and professionally. I am extremely happy and highly recommend Dr.David Klein with HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery."
"I couldn't be more pleased with my Botox and Dermal filler. Tonya is the absolute best!! I don't usually do these reviews but I just had to give her kudos. If you are looking for the best look no further. Highly recommended!! And I'm a perfectionist and hard to completely…"
"Such wonderful, caring people in every area. I could not have asked for better care. Always there for me in every situation. Such a great experience!"
"Excellent! Have gone to Dr. Klein 3 times: face and eye lift, mini face lift and collagen injections. Dr. K calmed me immediately and I can honestly say, he is a prince among doctors! Had no apprehension whatsoever (my husband had to drag me through the door because of my…"
"I went in for breast augmentation, I was completely nervous considering I was self-conscious about my chest. My consultation went smoothly, they all had a way of making me feel very comfortable, they were all very welcoming, and understanding of my situation. As I was very excited to have my…"
"The most caring considerate, out of all my doctors and I do have lots of them he is the best. He is patient and will stay until all questions are taking care of."
"I have been to Dr. Klein for 3 different procedures, he is AWESOME!!! Great work, very professional and nice bedside manner, very honest... Also great staff!!! Anyone looking to have a procedure done, this is the man to see."
"It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am still very happy with my results. Thinking about scheduling my second surgery soon."
"I've had two surgeries with Dr. Klein I'm very happy with my results! And I'm going back for my 3rd this April great surgeon and really nice and caring staff ;)"
"Had my first surgery with Dr. Klein he was amazing. The staff is very friendly and always makes you feel welcome. I will highly recommend him if you have doubts go for it you won’t regret it."
"I have been so Happy with all the work Dr. Klein has performed on my Body. He is so sweet and really cares about making you feel better about yourself."
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