What Are the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery? - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

What Are the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is a national medical specialty society comprised of 97% of all physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). In order to maintain active membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, members must adhere to rigid guidelines, be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and have met the following criteria:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school
  • Five years of a surgical training residency (usually three years of general surgery followed by two years of plastic surgery)
  • Two years of post-residency practice
  • Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
  • Only the American Board of Plastic Surgery is recognized by the American
  • Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify doctors in the specialty of plastic surgery Unlike other physicians, ASPS members are qualified to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, including everything from liposuction to intricate reconstructive microsurgery.

All of the plastic and cosmetic surgeons at Plastic & Hand Surgery Associates and The Face & Body Center are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you are considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, you should understand why board certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery is considered a mark of distinction and the height of professionalism.

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