There are several self-created boards claiming to be cosmetic surgery oriented, but these self-created boards are not approved by the parent American Board of Medical Specialties.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
While the intent of the American Board of Plastic Surgery is not to designate eligibility of who may perform plastic surgery procedures, it does resolve to initiate the qualifying requirements for applicants requesting certification, regulate comprehensive examinations, and present certification to those who meet the established requirements.
To be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) a physician must meet these rigid requirements:
- Have graduated from an accredited medical school.
- Complete board-certification in another surgical field first — usually at least 5 years — then complete at least 2 years of plastic surgery residency training. (In recent years, there are some plastic surgeons who have trained for 6 years in a combined program of general surgery residency training and plastic surgery residency training.)
- Pass comprehensive oral and written examinations designed by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
All members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Besides certification, membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires a plastic surgeon to regularly attend continuing medical education courses and to adhere to a strict code of ethics. Dr. Minoli has gone above and beyond in terms of continuing education and surgical training, making sure to stay aware of all new surgical techniques and technologies.
It is also strongly recommended that you consider the amount of training and experience your surgeon has in performing your type of procedure.
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Even with Dr. Minoli’s accomplishments and training, he couldn’t do this without his dedicated team, led by his wife, Anita. Together, they have built a family practice based on compassionate and personalized plastic surgery care.