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Why being a board certified Plastic Surgeon matters

What makes one board certified Plastic Surgeon?

Most plastic surgeons in the UK advertise themselves as a board certified to imply that the individual is fully trained and is qualified to carry out procedures. People considering to opt for cosmetic surgery procedures are even recommended to research well before going under the knife to ensure that they are in safe hands. Here are a few requirements that a plastic surgeon needs to have in order to prove their suitability to practise cosmetic surgery:

  • In the UK it is mandatory that a plastic surgeon is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and have a license to carry out medical practices.

  • The service provider – public or private has to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who regulates health services in England.

  • The products used by the clinic should be reviewed and approved by the FDA.


Why is it important to be a board certified plastic surgeon?

They are experts It is important to know that a person may possess the qualification of an MD, but that does not prove that they have the expertise to carry out aesthetic treatments, especially the surgical procedures. To become a board certified plastic surgeon the person usually has to have a few years of training in specific procedures. This ensures the plastic surgeon has appropriate training and experience to perform skillfully in the operating room.

They are safe A board certified plastic surgeon is trained to ensure that the procedures are carried out in a highly safety optimised environment and is approved by the CQC. They understand that it is important for the patients to feel comfortable within the facility and provide services using products approved by the FDA.

They are precise In the cosmetic surgery industry knowing how to perform a procedure is never enough. A board certified plastic surgeon will not just be able to perform it but is well-trained to perform it with precision in order to help the patients achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results. “A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alistair Cooke 


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