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Choosing the Right Surgeon: What Credentials Matter?

Welcome to the plastic surgery practice of Alfred Cohen M.D, located in Beverly Hills. If you are considering plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, spend a few minutes with us as we provide valuable insights on choosing your surgeon. With a reputation synonymous with cosmetic procedures, Beverly Hills is a hub for plastic surgery with a vast number of surgeons to choose from. Read on as we discuss what to look for when making your choice of a plastic surgeon.

The Credentials That Matter: Board Certification and Beyond

First and foremost, when evaluating plastic surgeons, board certification is the gold standard. Look for surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). This certification signifies rigorous training, adherence to the highest ethical standards, and a commitment to patient safety.

Board certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology head and neck surgery (ABO in addition to Board certified in facial plastic surgery, offers significant advantages for surgeons specializing in aesthetic procedures of the face and neck. Otolaryngologists with this certification are well-prepared for facial surgeries like rhinoplasty, facelifts, neck lifts, and eyelid surgery, having honed their surgical skills during their training.

Additionally, board-certified otolaryngologists possess a profound understanding of head and neck anatomy, including facial bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. This knowledge is indispensable for executing precise surgical interventions while mitigating risks. Patient safety is paramount, with the surgeon thoroughly evaluating candidates, ensuring they are suitable for the procedures, and maintaining their well-being throughout their surgical journey.

To maintain board certification, facial plastic surgeons commit to continuous learning, and staying current with the latest advancements in the field. Their ethical and patient-centered approach prioritizes transparent communication, informed consent, and personalized treatment plans. Ultimately, board-certified facial plastic surgeons offer patients confidence in their surgical abilities, guaranteeing safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing procedures that preserve natural beauty.

Experience That Matters: The Artistry of Practice

Experience is the crucible in which surgical skill is honed. Beverly Hills, with its discerning clientele, has cultivated some of the world’s most skilled plastic surgeons. When choosing a surgeon, consider their years of practice, the number of procedures they’ve performed, and their before-and-after portfolio.

This portfolio should showcase not only their technical prowess but also their ability to achieve results that harmonize with each patient’s unique features. For more complex procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts, experience matters immensely. The surgeon’s familiarity with the intricacies of facial anatomy, proportions, and the aging process is paramount. You’re not just seeking a surgeon; you’re seeking an artist who can sculpt your appearance with precision.

Reconstructive Surgical Certification: Elevating the Artistry

While many plastic surgeons excel in cosmetic procedures, those with reconstructive surgical certification bring an added layer of expertise. Reconstructive surgery requires a profound understanding of anatomy and aesthetics, making these surgeons uniquely qualified for procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts. Their skill in restoring form and function to patients with traumatic injuries or congenital issues translates into a deep appreciation for the subtle nuances of facial harmony.

Choosing a plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) holds create significance in the realm of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. This certification reflects not only that a surgeon has undergone specialized training but has also demonstrated surgical expertise that meets with strict standards for certification.

As we conclude this exploration into the art of choosing the right surgeon, we hope the insights and guidance shared here have been helpful in your quest for excellence in healthcare. We invite you to return to our blog in the future for a wealth of topics and information that empower your journey to wellness and informed decision-making.

Contact Us to Learn More

Dr. Alfred Cohen is a double-board-certified surgeon, holding prestigious certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck). Dr. Cohen is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has over 30 years of plastic surgery practice and specialization in facial plastic surgery.

Contact our office today to learn more, schedule a consultation, and embark on a path that celebrates your unique beauty and empowers your self-assurance. Dr. Cohen and our team of professionals look forward to answering your questions.