You have to do your homework. Beyond financial considerations are far more important issues. Many consumers are utterly baffled when it comes to board certification. They confuse it with state licensing. Others think the American Medical Association certifies plastic surgeons.
American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS)
History & Background | American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery
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History & Background
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a medical society for facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. It exists to promote high quality facial plastic surgery, and runs courses, workshops, scientific presentations, and a training program. The academy represents more than 2, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. Its members are surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck, and who subscribe to a code of ethics. All members are board certified by a specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
They can do this because the state has few limits on which procedures a physician can perform or how they can advertise themselves. In fact, any licensed physician legally can call himself or herself a cosmetic surgeon, regardless of their training! Only surgeons who have completed a full residency in Plastic Surgery have learned to perform the full range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures such as rhinoplasties, facelifts, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, tummy tucks and accident reconstruction.