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The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Almost everyone has heard of the circulating plastic surgery horror stories. Sadly, these stories tarnish the reputation of the plastic surgery industry and hurt those who have worked so hard to be able to help people through plastic surgery. However, being sure that a plastic surgeon is board certified can help to determine whether or not your doctor is the right fit for your procedure. And, can help to ease your nerves as you are certain your surgeon is qualified for the job at hand.

What Does It Take to get Board Certified?

Legitimate plastic surgeons go through rigorous training and lengthy schooling to achieve their certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In most cases, it requires up to 16 years of higher education after high school graduation. During schooling, perspective surgeons are meticulously supervised and specially trained in plastic surgery skills. Plus, along with passing classes and meeting all requirements, each perspective surgeon is required to pass two exams, oral and written, over the course of a 2-day span. These exams test the individual’s newly gained knowledge, surgical skills, and even the ethical reason for wanting to be a plastic surgeon.

The Qualified, Certified Plastic Surgeon

Knowing that your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery means that your surgeon knows what they need to know and is in the field for the right reasons. Obviously, those who weasel their way into providing unqualified plastic surgery procedures are not up to par with the board’s standard of judgment. And, those who are serious about getting the qualified care they need can use this standard of judgment for themselves.

Dr. Carp, Certified Plastic Surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Looking for a qualified, certified plastic surgeon you can trust? Here at our practice, Dr. Carp has been offering the immeasurable results plastic surgery can provide to patients who want the help of a quality, highly trained professional for many years. And, he may be able to help you too!

To speak with us about a consultation for a plastic surgery procedure, contact our offices today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.