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The Importance of Certification for Surgical and Non-Surgical Procedures

EVOLV / September 14, 2016

When choosing a surgeon for both surgical and non-surgical procedures, make sure to do your homework. Is the surgeon board certified? More importantly, are the doctor’s board certification specifically in the specialty related to the procedure which you are considering?  Are they knowledgeable in the treatment you desire? Here, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Barone will discuss the important of certification for both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Plastic Surgery Board Certification Importance

The single most important factor in a cosmetic outcome or procedure is the physician that is selected. Any medical doctor can perform an aesthetic procedure, cosmetic or otherwise, in their own office, so it is important for patients to use great care in selecting a physician who is credentialed in the procedure that he or she is performing. Non-surgical procedures are done by many physicians, as well as other professional healthcare providers, and consequently, results can vary since there’s no certification on many of the providers performing these procedures.

Board-Certification Training

In order to obtain consistent and safe results, it’s important to look for a physician that is board certified in the specialty of the procedure that he or she is performing. This ensures that that physician has undergone training by an accredited board and has completed certain criteria to complete that training. This is important not just for surgical procedures, but also in non-surgical procedures such as injectables, laser procedures, micro-needling, and a variety of other aesthetic treatments. The high demand for these procedures, combined with the lack of experienced professionals who are certified and trained in those areas, has led to a number of complications and unfavorable results. It’s very important for patients to do their homework and be sure that their provider is adequately trained and credentialed in the procedure they’re performing.

If you are located in the Toledo area and have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barone, contact us today at (419) 464-9422.