7 Critical Questions To Ask Any Plastic Surgeon Before Letting Them Touch You

Here are the 7 critical questions you must ask:
Question # 1
What, if any, board certifications does the doctor have?

Typically you will want a doctor who is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Be careful. There are many other doctors out there that are board certified in something similar or even claiming to be triple board certified. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications. You can also visit the ASPS web site at www.plasticsurgery.org. The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body.

To further gauge a plastic surgeon’s worth you should ask about their training. Has the surgeon completed an accredited residency program specifically in plastic surgery? Such a program usually includes three years of intensive training in the full spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Usually this residency is completed after already completing at least 3 years of general surgery training. Let’s not forget the need to pass comprehensive oral and written exams to become board certified. Membership in ASPS also requires a plastic surgeon to regularly attend continuing medical education courses and to adhere to a strict code of ethics. So, does asking all of these questions mean you’re