Deciding to undergo plastic surgery is a major decision that requires a lot of thought and preparation. One of the most important steps to make before having a procedure done is to find a doctor that is a board certified plastic surgeon. By selecting a doctor that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, you can feel more confident about your choice knowing that your doctor meets several strict criteria.
What is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
To be considered a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a doctor must complete a minimum of five years of surgical training with two years specifically concentrated on plastic surgery. Doctors must also be experienced in all plastic surgery procedures and perform those procedures only in medical facilities that have been accredited. In addition to following a strict code of ethics, a doctor will also have to continue their medical education in areas like standards and patient safety. An ASPS Member Surgeon is also board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Questions to Consider
To ensure the best possible results, there are several important questions to ask your doctor before heading in for surgery. Having open communication between you and your surgeon is critical in determining whether you are an ideal candidate for plastic surgery. Here are a few important questions that should be addressed during your consultation:
- Is your doctor certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons?
- Is your doctor a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?
- Has your doctor received specialized training in plastic surgery? How many years of training have they had?
- Have they performed the type of procedure you are considering before? If so, how often?
Trust the Doctors at Boulder Plastic Surgery
Doctors Hans R. Kuisle and Winfield Hartley at Boulder Plastic Surgery have 50 years of combined experience in the plastic surgery field and each are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are members of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Boulder Plastic Surgery at (303) 578-4193 or complete our online appointment form.