Perhaps you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, whether it be a breast augmentation, liposuction or something else. Chances are, you’ve done research on the procedure itself, including how it’s done, any downtime and the cost.
However, the most important piece of the puzzle is choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Andrew Lofman of Dr. Andrew Lofman, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery recently received his board recertification after 10 years of previously being board certified. In short, certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a sign that a plastic surgeon has met specific requirements, training, experience and ethical standards relating to his or her area of practice.
Why Board-Certification is Key in a Plastic Surgeon
Choosing who will operate on your face and/or body is a critical component in moving forward with plastic surgery, and certainly nothing that should be taken lightly. Any procedure, no matter how minimally invasive, may pose risks. But choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon helps to minimize those risks.
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery maintains that choosing a board certified cosmetic surgeon with a plethora of experience is crucial to a patient’s results. Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery means that your surgeon is both tested and proven competent and qualified in plastic surgery.
Not all plastic surgeons are board certified. Being board certified demonstrates a plastic surgeon’s commitment to his practice and professionalism, as well as patient safety and care. Becoming board certified and re-certified requires an extensive examination process and is vastly different from just possessing a medical license, which is the minimum requirement by law to practice any form of medicine.
Board certification and recertification is a rigorous process and requires an accredited medical school degree as well as a minimum of both a surgical residency and a plastic surgery residency.
Your board-certified metro Detroit plastic surgeon
Dr. Andrew Lofman specializes in plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery in metro Detroit. Men and women have been trusting him with their plastic surgery needs for over 15 years and he has created a name for himself as a highly-skilled and caring plastic surgeon in southeast Michigan.
Dr. Andrew has extensive surgical training in both general and plastic surgery and is devoted to continuing education to stay at the top of his trade. Many of his patients commend him for his top-notch skill and ability to achieve natural-looking results while exceeding patients’ expectations.
Dr. Andrew utilizes the latest FDA-Approved, state-of-the-art techniques to ensure patient satisfaction, which has helped him to earn him the title of “Top Plastic Surgeon” by the Consumer Research Council of America eight years in a row. Equally important is his focus on patient safety and education.
Are you ready to take the next step with a board certified plastic surgeon in metro Detroit? Contact Dr. Andrew today for an in-person consultation.