Looking for Cosmetic Surgery in New York? Choose a Board Certified Surgeon
The overall popularity for plastic surgery procedures is continually growing, so it is never a surprise that more and more doctors are trying to enter into our field. Although any type of doctor can legally perform cosmetic surgery, only a doctor who has completed an accredited residency program in plastic surgery can call himself a “plastic surgeon.” Therefore the importance of finding a properly trained and certified provider is essential.
Where can I find the properly trained surgeon?
The American Board of Plastic Surgery promotes safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and re-certification of plastic surgeons. Surgeons must:
- graduate medical school
- complete a minimum of five years of surgical training
- complete an accredited plastic surgery residency program
- pass written and oral examination
Being board certified is a great honor and requires rigorous training and education. With that being said, Board certification is not necessarily a guarantee that the patient will receive the results they are looking for the procedure to provide. It is safe to say that Board Certification gives the patient a sense of comfort in knowing that the surgeon has had extensive training and experience in the field.
However, the surgeon’s skills play a major role in plastic surgery results. In any profession, some practitioners are more skilled than others. So on your quest for the right plastic surgeon the training and board certification is important, but of great importance as well is the surgeon’s experience and successful track record of surgeries of the specific procedure you are opting for.
We provide that peace of mind to our patients by being able to provide current references. In fact, the majority of our new patients come to see us on the referral of another patient. Current references of patients are an insightful tool and often help to put a patient’s mind at ease and prepare them for their experience.
At our practice we have the advantage of offering everything in one complete facility directed towards patient care and convenience. We also provide follow-up care for our patients; we interact with them because we know them as a person, not a name on a chart. Our doctors Robert A. Jacobs, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Hillard Warm, M.D., F.A.C.S. are happy to be at your service and offer any further information or consultation, so do not hesitate contacting them.