Is My Plastic Surgeon Board Certified? … And Why Does it Matter?

Pope Plastic Surgery Center - ASPS Member Surgeon

These days it seems that there are as many plastic surgeons as there are Starbucks in every shopping plaza. How are patients supposed to make educated decisions about their bodies when the market is flooded with so many options?

Look to your right, and you’ll see billboards for “discounted breast surgeries”… look to your left and you’ll be convinced that getting your lips plumped for $99 is the steal of the century.

What’s a girl—or guy—to do? Simple… Make sure your doctor is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This elite group of doctors are at the top of their game, and there’s no better choice for your body than a board-certified plastic surgeon from The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Why The American Board of Plastic Surgery? Why not another society or group?

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is one of the 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It is the only ABMS board which certifies in the full spectrum of the specialty of plastic surgery of the entire body—plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, trunk and extremities.

By choosing a plastic surgeon who is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc., you can be assured that the doctor has graduated from an accredited medical school and has completed at least five years of additional training as a resident surgeon in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This includes a minimum of five years of residency training in all areas of surgery, including at least two years devoted entirely to plastic surgery. Certification is a voluntary process a surgeon seeks after this training. To become certified, the doctor then must pass comprehensive written and oral exams.”

image of board certification for Dr. PopeTo find out of your plastic surgeon is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, simply visit:

George H. Pope, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Pope specializes in Revisionist Surgeries, Rhinoplasty, Gynecomastia, and Breast Augmentations. He and his professional staff also administer injectables, including Botox, Restylane, and Sculptra among others.

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