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Beverly Hills is undeniably a saturated market when it comes to cosmetic surgeons, whether those who specialize in skin care or who take a more well-rounded approach to the field. When there are so many doctors competing to perform your breast augmentation or facelift, how do you choose? You’ll talk to friends and family, read testimonials, but you’ll also want to see hard evidence of accomplishment and competence. One exceptionally important factor to consider when choosing your cosmetic surgeon is board certification. A cosmetic surgeon with years of experience, like Dr. Martin O’Toole, should be board certified in his or her field.

Board Certification

Why does this matter? After all, every doctor must be licensed in the state in which he or she practices, and they all must complete six to eight years of plastic surgery training after medical school and they must pass a series of oral and written exams.  So why worry about board certification when choosing a doctor to handle your plastic surgery and skin care needs in Beverly Hills?

Board certification tells you that the doctor handling your plastic surgery or skin care procedure has gone the extra mile to complete his or her training. Board certification isn’t required, but it’s an excellent way of conveying dedication to a craft.

Board certified doctors go above and beyond the call of to duty to voluntarily meet standards that signify they are keeping up-to-date with the evolving practices of their area. Doctors must pass written oral exams, but that’s just the first step. After passing these tests, doctors must continue to keep pace with the latest advances of their medical practice to retain their board certification.

If you live in Beverly Hills or one of the surrounding areas and you want to talk with a board-certified doctor about your skin care needs, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to arrange a free consultation.