When preparing for a cosmetic surgery procedure for a perfect body, the most important step is choosing the right surgeon for you. For many of you, this may also feel like the most overwhelming step in the process. How can you be sure you’ve chosen the best surgeon with proven experience and capabilities? Below we will outline what these board certifications mean to you as the patient, and why choosing the right board certified surgeon is important to you and your procedure.
What is a board certification?
According to the American Board of Medical Specialties, medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board certification demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.
State Licenses vs. Board Certifications
Each state in the U.S. has a physician licensing system in place, and in order to practice in that state, a doctor must be licensed in that state. The requirements for licensure do vary by state, but those requirements are not as stringent as those for certification boards. You want to ensure that your medical practitioners have achieved the highest level of certification, and board certifications offer this quality reassurance over state licenses.
A Perfect Body has gone to great lengths to hand select each of our surgeons based on their board certifications, expertise in their field of choice and most importantly – their reputation among not only the general public and previous patients, but among fellow practitioners.
We invite you to meet our physicians and discover the perfect practitioner for the new, perfect you!