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Choosing a Surgeon You Can Trust

Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. While anyone can wear a white coat, not everyone is board certified in plastic surgery or has the education, training,and experience to successfully perform cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries. When you compare the level of training and proficiency that board-certified physicians possess compared to those who only seemingly dabble in cosmetic surgery, it quickly becomes clear that taking a chance on a doctor without the proper credentials is both dangerous and defiant of the risks.

In order to qualify for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a surgeon must have the prerequisite years of experience in plastic surgery and they must pass rigorous written and oral exams. These examinations are designed to challenge physicians to the limits of their expertise, ensuring that only the most skilled and knowledgeable practitioners become certified. Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon ensures that you have selected a physician who:

  • Has completed at least 5 years of surgical training with a minimum of 2 years in plastic surgery.
  • Is trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedures, including breast, body, face and reconstruction
  • Operates only in accredited medical facilities
  • Adheres to a strict code of ethics
  • Fulfills continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety.

When you choose Peninsula Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured our board certified plastic surgeons are expertly skilled and highly qualified to perform your cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery—using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance.


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