A Guide to Choosing A Plastic Surgeon
Importance of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. What it means to be a TRUE plastic surgeon. What qualifications to look for.
Choosing a plastic surgeon can be a confusing task, but the most important thing to consider before making your decision, is if your doctor has undergone the elite training that is required for being a recognized true plastic surgeon; not just a surgeon that performs cosmetic procedures. Specialized training prepares the surgeon to perform distinct cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures all over the body. This elite standard can be identified by Board Certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Adams is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This means he has undergone the rigorous additional, comprehensive surgical training required by the Board, and passed both extensive final written and oral examinations. Furthermore, certification requires continuous self-assessment & developmental standards that must be met. Take a look at his patients’ before and after pictures here.
There are many classifications of board certification, but only the American Board of Plastic Surgery differentiates true plastic surgeons. As a patient, it is critical to confirm your doctor has this precise certification.
When considering plastic surgery, you should not choose your surgeon based on convenience, pricing, or your timeline for scheduling. First and foremost, do your research. Once you have confirmed that your surgeon is Board Certified, within the appropriate cosmetic surgery field, by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, look for further qualifications. These qualifications can include, but are not limited to: ASAPS membership (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), experience & notability, honors & awards, published research, area of specialty, facility accreditation, and rapport in the plastic surgery community and with the office staff.
Feel free to contact us for more information on Dr. Adams’ qualifications or if you have questions about choosing a plastic surgeon.