If you’ve made the decision to get facial plastic surgery, then it’s important to find a qualified facial plastic surgeon you can trust. While most plastic surgery procedures are safe, there are risks involved, and the best way to mitigate them is with a facial plastic surgeon with the right experience and expertise in your chosen procedure. That’s why the doctor you choose should be certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Here are some reasons to consider your plastic surgeon’s certifications as you schedule your consultation.

They Take Every Patient’s Health To Heart

Plastic surgeons with an ABOHNS and ABFPRS certification are highly trained in following safety protocols to ensure the success of your procedure. In addition to the years of medical school and specialized training they’ve undergone, they have taken the time and put in the work to become board certified and to maintain high ethical standards set by each board. This is not easy by any means!

They Are Certified

In order to be certified by the ABOHNS and the ABFPRS, every doctor must pass difficult testing material. The test involves a challenging, two-day test that checks their knowledge of ethical standards and practical information. The ability to pass this tough oral and written exam proves their ability to make the right decisions when it comes to patient care. This comes after their years of medical school, residency, and fellowship, meaning board certified facial plastic surgeons have gone the extra mile in their practice and careers.

They Have Continuing Education Requirements

After a facial plastic surgeon completes their residency program, it’s required that they never stop learning. Board certified doctors are required to take continuing education credits to keep up with changes in the industry and medical field. This means they’re continually improving their skills and updating their practice with the most cutting-edge techniques.

You Can Verify Their Credentials

Plastic surgeons that are board certified by the ABOHNS and the ABFPRS will be registered on the respective website and are searchable in your area. This is a surefire way to ensure that your plastic surgeon has the credentials they say they do, meaning they meet all the above requirements.

Schedule a Consultation

Selecting a board certified facial plastic surgeon is one of the best ways to achieve your ideal results with safe and effective procedures. To meet with Dr. Gilpin and learn more, we invite you to contact our Nashville office by calling or filling out our online form.