Why Does Board Certification in Plastic Surgery Matter?

You’ve probably heard before that it’s important to choose a plastic surgeon who is board certified. But what does board certification really mean, and why is it important? When you visit Weiler Plastic Surgery for cosmetic surgery in Baton Rouge, you can count on Dr. Weiler and me to create exceptional results and keep you safe and comfortable in the process. Our board certifications represent the training, education, and credentials that make this possible.

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a board certified plastic surgeon at Weiler Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at board certification and discuss why it’s a qualification worth looking for as you select your plastic surgeon.

Comprehensive knowledge of plastic surgery

Examinations by the certifying organization, American Board of Plastic Surgery, include rigorous written and oral tests that measure a surgeon’s knowledge of plastic surgery procedures, ethics, and protocols. This extensive testing requires a keen understanding not only of how procedures are performed but also of how to properly uphold the board’s high safety and ethics standards.

By choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon such as myself or Dr. Weiler, you’re choosing someone you can depend on to deliver exceptional results while keeping your risk of complications or undesirable outcomes as low as possible.

Hands-on experience performing procedures

Board certification requires 6 years of residency covering all areas of surgery with at least 3 dedicated specifically to plastic surgery. This hands-on experience gives a surgeon a deep understanding of how to create attractive, natural-looking results, not only in theory but in practice.

This real-life experience also develops a surgeon’s eye for aesthetics across a wide range of body types, ethnicities, and ages, which makes all the difference when it comes to customizing a procedure to flatter each individual.

Ongoing commitment to education

In addition to graduating from an accredited medical school, board certification requires a surgeon to stay up to date on techniques and technology as the field of plastic surgery evolves.

As implants, safety protocols, and other aspects of plastic surgery develop, you can be sure your board-certified plastic surgeon is following the recommended guidelines and providing the most advanced care possible. In terms of breast augmentation, for example, this means offering the safest recommended breast implant options in line with the latest guidelines. It also means using updated techniques and equipment that will minimize downtime and maximize results to the greatest possible degree.

When it comes to your safety and satisfaction, there is little more important than choosing a surgeon who meets and exceeds the highest standards of medical practice. To see examples of the results created by board-certified plastic surgeons, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about my or Dr. Weiler’s credentials as plastic surgery specialists here in Baton Rouge, please contact us online or call (225) 399-0001.

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