When considering cosmetic surgery, experience, honesty, and knowledge matter. You want to be confident that your care is in the best hands. Confirming that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery helps serve as a warranty for the type of training they have received.

Not all surgeons claiming to be plastic surgeons are actually Board-Certified in Plastic Surgery, so it’s important to do your homework. When a doctor is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, it ensures that they are extensively trained in both facial and body procedures and have learned how to prevent and handle emergencies that may arise. It is an indicator that they have proven a high level of expertise in their specialty, and are better qualified.

Board-certification in Plastic Surgery can only be awarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), only after the surgeon finishes a formal residency in Plastic Surgery and passes a written and oral examination. After they are board-certified, they must participate in continuing education programs to maintain that status.

Dr. Robinson is board-certified by the ABPS and the American Board of Surgery (ABS). He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). To be certified by the ABPS, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school, complete at least 6 years of additional training as a resident surgeon, covering all areas of surgery, including at least 3 years devoted entirely to plastic surgery. ABPS certified surgeons are trained, experienced, and qualified to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on all areas of the body and face.

Your consultation is a time for you to ask questions to ensure you are confident with your surgeon’s training and expertise. An understanding of your goals, expectations, and motivation is essential to a successful partnership. While credentials and certificates are very important, they can be hard to relate to. On top of professional qualifications, it’s essential to choose a surgeon who makes you feel at ease. Dr. Robinson’s goal is to help each patient look and feel their very best.

No matter how much of a ‘deal’ you may think you’re getting, you must consider if you’re willing to take a risk by using a non-certified plastic surgeon. When it comes to your appearance, you want to make sure you are in the best hands. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Robinson today or call our office at (219) 500-5766.