Who is a Plastic Surgeon?

HOW DO I KNOW WHO IS REALLY A TRAINED PLASTIC SURGEON?

With the advent of managed health care, payment to doctors dropped by as much as 80%. As a result many doctors ( even dentists) started looking for alternate areas of practice. It may surprise you to know that medical licensure is a state by state issue. And specialization is not licensed. What that means is that once a physician achieves an M.D. degree and acquires a Texas license, he or she can practice whatever area of health care they chose, regardless of additional training!

Anyone with a medical degree can advertise themselves as a “plastic surgeon” without restriction. So before consulting with a “plastic surgeon”, do your homework on their formal training background. Check to see if your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Be careful, there are a lot of “self-designated” boards that sound similar.

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