What is a board certified plastic surgeon?

The marketplace is flooded with doctors promising surgery to improve your looks. There are plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic doctors, and even gynecologists and internists-- all of whom bill themselves as "plastic surgeons."

As an educated consumer, who should you trust? Who is a "real" plastic surgeon?

The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the largest and most respected body of fully-trained American plastic and reconstructive surgeons in existence. It is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialities in the full spectrum of plastic surgery of the head, neck, trunk, and extremities.

In order to become a "board-certified plastic surgeon," a physican must graduate from an accredited medical school, complete five to ten years of additional training as a resident surgeon in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, pass a comprehensive written exam, submit nine months of operations for review by other board-certified surgeons, and pass a comprehensive oral exam that emphasizes knowledge, safety, and ethics.

Dr. Devgan is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to completing her education and training at some of the world's most respected institutions, Dr. Devgan achieved board scores that put her in the top 3% nationwide.

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