If you are considering breast surgery, here’s something important to keep in mind: anyone, and that means anyone with a medical degree can call himself a “cosmetic surgeon” and offer breast augmentation, lift, reduction, and reconstruction. Even if this surgeon has no formal training in breast surgery or related cosmetic procedures, he can perform complex and delicate breast operations without fear of reprisal. This is why, when looking for a breast surgeon in Los Angeles, you should insist on working with someone who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
If you are looking for a board-certified Los Angeles breast surgeon, please call Dr. Martin O’Toole at (626) 689-7800 today for a free consultation at our convenient Southern California location.
What Does Board-Certification Mean?
To become a board-certified plastic surgeon, candidates must:
- Graduate from an accredited medical school
- Complete a minimum of six years surgical training with a minimum of three years residency training focused exclusively on plastic surgery
- Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
- Have before and after results reviewed by a panel of board-certified plastic surgeons after going into practice
To maintain board-certification, a breast surgeon must complete continuing medical education, only perform procedures in accredited and state-licensed surgical facilities, and adhere to a very strict code of ethical standards.
By contrast, none of these things are required to be “cosmetic surgeon.”
If you are looking for a board-certified breast surgeon in Los Angeles, please contact Dr. Martin O’Toole for a free consultation today.