When it comes to facial rejuvenation and body contouring, board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the gold standard
All other boards that have the word “cosmetic” in them are not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The membership society to which board certified plastic surgeons belong is called the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. You must be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to gain entry into the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Plastic Surgery training is at least 7 years after medical school for a good reason- there is a lot to learn. But additionally, that training schools us in the method of assessment of patients, evaluation of techniques and prepares us to treat you in the most sophisticated way. The consumer needs to know the level of training and experience that their plastic surgeon has if he is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the ASPS.