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Hawaii Board Certified Plastic Surgeon pt. 1

“Dr. Ching is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only recognized certification for plastic surgeons in America.”

What exactly does that mean and why is it so important to you? First, there’s something you should know:

  • Any licensed medical doctor, no matter what training they’ve had ­ or not had, can call himself a plastic surgeon and legally perform plastic surgery

In other words, your plastic surgeon – if not Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery -­ hasn’t proven his cosmetic surgery ability or skills before going into business. He may not even have had any specific training for the procedures they’ll perform on you.

Would you go to a doctor for any surgery without the assurances that Plastic Surgery Board Certification gives? And that’s not the only thing you must understand about certification.

‘Board Certified’ Alone Doesn’t Tell You What They’re Certified For

There are Board Certifications for different medical practice areas, each overseen by their own Board. For example, a doctor may be Board Certified in Dermatology, or Orthopedic Surgery or Pediatrics. Is your cosmetic surgery being performed by a doctor certified in Plastic Surgery? Or an entirely different area that says nothing about their skills as a plastic surgeon?

Think about that, then read more on the Truth about Board Certified Plastic Surgery.

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Shim Ching, MD