If you are considering getting any kind of cosmetic or plastic surgery done, it is certainly not something that should be taken lightly. Cosmetic surgery alters your appearance and the way you look with the goal to improve an area of your body that you may not be happy with and boost your confidence. If a procedure is not done properly or by someone with the appropriate credentials or experience, the results can be disastrous.
This is why whenever considering cosmetic surgery, it is important to do your homework and choose a surgeon that is board certified.
Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker are both Board Certified Surgeons, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Together, they have been attending to the cosmetic surgery needs of patients who seek the best plastic surgery in Beverly Hills.
What does it mean to be “Board-Certified”?
To be considered a board-certified surgeon in plastic surgery, you would have to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is a subsidiary of the American Board of Surgery, an independent, non-profit organization that is intended to ensure that surgeons meet standards set forth in terms of their education, knowledge, and training. There are similar organizations set up for other professions, like lawyers and accountants. The goals of these types of organization is to protect the public and consumers who rely on these professionals for their expertise. In particular, the American Board of Plastic Surgery has recognized that cosmetic surgery is a specialized area of surgery worthy of additional knowledge, training, and experience.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies surgeons in plastic surgery, requiring that in addition to the requirements of medical school and residency training, they also go through additional residency for plastic surgery (for at least two years) and pass both written and oral examinations in order to be certified. Additionally, once certified, surgeons must renew their certifications through on-going training. This is helpful to ensure that certified surgeons remain abreast of the latest technology and education in the area of plastic surgery.
Why is this so Important?
The importance of finding a board-certified surgeon in plastic surgery is that any physician with their diploma and license is authorized to practice medicine and, in theory, are also able to perform surgery without any specific training to do so. By taking the time to find a surgeon that has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you will be doing your due diligence to make sure that you find a surgeon who has taken the time to become a specialist in this particular area of medicine. Cosmetic surgery, while elective, is still surgery. If not performed by a physician who knows what he or she is doing, the results can be catastrophic and even deadly.
Other Important Factors to Consider
In addition to verifying that your doctor is a board certified plastic surgeon, it is also recommended that you look at a number of other factors before proceeding. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• If the surgeon has performed the specific procedure you want.
• How many surgeries the surgeon has done of the particular procedure.
• Available testimonials, reviews, and before/after results.
• Review of any disciplinary action or complaints the surgeon may have.
• How involved the surgeon will be with any after-care or follow-up after the procedure is done.
Peace of Mind
By taking the time before your cosmetic procedure to do some research about the doctor you are considering performing your surgery, you can ensure not only a safe procedure, but also the optimal results for which you desire. You can head into your surgery knowing that you have selected an experienced, qualified, and certified surgeon to take on your cosmetic surgery needs.
Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills
If you are currently researching plastic surgery in Beverly Hills or the Los Angeles area and would like to set up a consultation to discuss your cosmetic needs, contact Dr, Kapoor today at (310) 385-9623 or leave us a message online.