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How to Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon for Your Needs

Landon Plastic Surgery

You only get one body, so why would you put it in the hands of a person who could cause it damage? Not all plastic surgeons are created equally, so whether you want to undergo a breast augmentation, Mommy Makeover, male breast reduction, or any other invasive procedure, it is essential that you find one of the best plastic surgeons Tampa has to offer, who is credible, experienced, and capable of delivering the results you want.

Check For Membership With Important Organizations

The Florida Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons are all organizations that only offer surgeons membership or Fellowship if they meet strict standards.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, for instance, is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. As the leading authority on cosmetic plastic surgery, ASPS seeks to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by ensuring high standards of training, ethics, physician practice, and research in plastic surgery. Choosing a surgeon who is a member of the ASPS guarantees that your surgeon has completed at least six years of surgical training following medical school, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training.

The American College of Surgeons, meanwhile, requires that its members are certified by the American Surgical Specialty Board, work on the surgical staff of a hospital, and complete a rigorous 12-month application process to be accepted. By finding a surgeon who is a member of these types of organizations, you can guarantee that he is talented, credible, and experienced.

Look Carefully at Board Certifications

A true plastic surgeon must undergo extensive training to obtain a board certification. There are many physicians who give themselves the misleading title of "cosmetic surgeon" after weekend seminars about plastic surgery, but these medical professionals lack the experience and training that is essential to complete safe and effective surgical procedures. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) outlines 24 core boards, and your plastic surgeon should absolutely be board certified in the proper category.

Dr. Landon is the best choice for patients in the Tampa and Trinity, Florida areas. He is a member in good standing of the Florida Medical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He offers the skills gained through 22 years in the industry to give his patients the very best results. Call Landon Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for a Tampa plastic surgery procedure that you need done by an expert: (813) 404-3380