Are Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health cosmetic (plastic) surgeons board-certified?
All of our plastic surgeons are board-certified and many have fellowship training in plastic surgery. A board certification means surgeons meet the rigorous standards of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), graduated from an accredited medical school, passed comprehensive exams and have at least six years of surgical training with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training.
Partnering with a well-trained, experienced plastic surgeon is one of the most important steps in ensuring you achieve the results you want.
In addition to their board-certification, when you’re looking for an expert plastic surgeon, it can also be helpful to check if they are a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This professional society promotes education and standards among board-certified plastic surgeons.
What questions should I ask the cosmetic surgeon during a consultation?
To help ensure your cosmetic surgery will be safe and successful, we recommend you ask the following questions:
- Tell me about your education and experience? Are you board certified?
- What is your care philosophy?
- How long have you been performing cosmetic surgery?
- How frequently do you perform these procedures?