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Importance of Finding a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

January 7, 2013, 8:08 pm

Most everyone knows how important it is to have a good doctor you trust and one who is qualified. No one in his or her right mind would go to a general physician who was not a licensed MD. There is no difference in going to a specialty doctor either. Before making an appointment you should always make sure any medical doctor you see is board certified in that specialty area.

Recently in the news some doctors who are not qualified or trained in cosmetic or plastic surgery, have been accused of malpractice and leaving patients deformed. A story from Sacramento can be read here about the awful experiences of these patients. This hits close to home as there have been reports of multiple doctors who are not board certified in plastic surgery whom have been performing surgery here in Charlotte, NC.

This is important information for two reasons, one it gives qualified, highly trained, certified Plastic Surgeons a bad name, but more importantly it puts a focus on the significance of knowing your cosmetic and plastic surgeon is actually board certified, AND that he or she is board certified in PLASTIC SURGERY, not an area such as Dermatology or OBGYN.

Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Bryan and Kara Criswell, are two of the most highly trained and respected surgeons in their profession. Both are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and licensed physicians by the North Carolina Medical Board with extensive academic training and education in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

To learn more about what certifications and qualifications to look for in your plastic surgeon visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.

For more information about Dr. Bryan and Kara Criswell and Criswell and Criswell Plastic Surgery or to set up a free consultation please visit or call (704)-424-5050.

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4310 Sharon Road, Suite V02, SouthPark, Charlotte, NC 28211

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