The Importance of Board Certification

Many people use cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery interchangeably. On the surface, there is nothing wrong with this, but when selecting a surgeon for your procedure, these words have significance.

Anyone with a medical degree can call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon.” Only someone who has undergone additional training and residencies specifically focused on aesthetic and/or reconstructive surgery can use the title plastic surgeon.

Board Certification

To become a board-certified plastic surgeon, a doctor must first pass both written and oral exams from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. They must also submit before and after photos of their work to a panel of board-certified plastic surgeons for review. Only after they have completed additional training, passed rigorous tests, and submitted proven results can they become board-certified, and only a board-certified plastic surgeon has the experience necessary to provide you with the results you deserve.

Arizona plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Maricopa Medical Society, The Rocky Mountain Plastic Surgery Society, and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association.

Dr. Angelchik works with each of our patients on an individual basis and is committed to offering the safest and most effective techniques to ensure your ultimate satisfaction. Some of Dr. Anglechik’s plastic surgery results can be viewed in our before and after galleries, conveniently separated by procedural category. Additional information about the specific plastic surgery procedures you are interested in can be obtained during your initial consultation.

If you live in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Glendale areas of Arizona and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact Paul Angelchik, MD to schedule an initial consultation today.

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