What is Board Certification?

What is Board Certification? 2017-04-24T06:05:30+00:00

If you are considering cosmetic surgery you have likely noticed a number of physicians and facilities offering services to address your concerns.  In your search to find the right plastic surgeon, personal references as well as ability to view that surgeon’s work with before and after photos is very important in the decision process.  In addition, it is essential to confirm your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

Dr. Coscia is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.  This board was organized in 1937.  The board has established standards that physicians must achieve in order to be certified and become members.  By seeing a plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can be assured that he or she has completed a certified residency training program specifically in plastic surgery, passed a rigorous process of both written and oral board certification exams, and maintains current ongoing education requirements.

The ABPS is the only medical board of the 24 medical boards making up The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) that certifies physicians to perform cosmetic surgical procedures in the face and all areas of the body.

Any licensed physician can perform cosmetic procedures in an outpatient setting without being specifically board certified in plastic surgery.  By seeing a surgeon who is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can be assured they have had the appropriate training and specializes in the procedures they actually perform.

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