Deciding to undergo a plastic surgery procedure is a big decision that requires some research on your part. Not only should you do your homework on the procedure you are interested in, you should also be sure to search for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform it. Finding a surgeon with this qualification is very important, and can make or break the outcome of your surgery. Read on to learn more about the importance of this title.

What Does It Mean to be Board Certified?

Surgeons who wish to become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) must undergo 16 years of post-high school education, which includes training in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. They must also meet demanding requirements in order to sit for their boards, and must pass a written and two-day oral examination.

However, patients should be careful when seeking out a surgeon, as some surgeons may advertise themselves as board-certified, even if they are not board certified in plastic surgery. Being board certified in general surgery or cosmetic surgery does not require the extensive education that a board certification in plastic surgery does.

Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon in Portland for your plastic surgery procedure is vital to achieving the optimal results that you want. It is also vital in ensuring a safe surgery and quick recovery.

Dr. Bohley is a double board certified plastic surgeon  with many years of experience performing procedures of the breast, body, and face. If you are interested in learning more about the procedures that he offers, contact our Portland office today.