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What does a board-certified plastic surgeon mean?

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What does a board-certified plastic surgeon mean?

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• Graduation from an accredited medical school • Five years of residency (usually three years of general surgery followed by two years of plastic surgery residency) • Two years of post-residency practice • Pass comprehensive oral and written exams • Required to maintain skills with continuing education • Held to high ethical standards ASPS is the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Medical Association and by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ASPS members are highly qualified to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Other physicians may have board-certification, but it does not mean they are certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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