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The Importance of Board Certification

Submitted by Dr. Bernabe Vazquez on November 22, 2019

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez - board Certified Plastic Surgeon

When considering something as important as a choosing a surgeon for your cosmetic surgery procedure, board certification matters. Plastic surgery is a huge investment of time, energy and money, and can have big implications for your health.

The road to becoming a “board-certified plastic surgeon”.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s website, “On average, plastic surgery training includes sixteen years of post-high school education, including specific training in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery under direct supervision. Board-certified plastic surgeons have not only met very demanding requirements in order to sit for their boards, but they have also successfully passed a written and a 2-day oral examination, being critically evaluated for their fund of knowledge, their ethical standing and their safe and effective approach to multiple reconstructive and cosmetic challenges.”

Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a qualification not easily obtained, therefore, by choosing a board-certified surgeon, you’ll feel more confident that the doctor is knowledgeable, makes ethical decisions, and uses safe practices to ensure a successful outcome.

The benefits of consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Speaking with a board-certified surgeon prior to any cosmetic work has many benefits. Not only is the doctor well-informed about the practices and steps taken to perform the procedures, he/she can discuss topics, such as pros and cons and recommend the best options for your optimal results. And, it’s worth noting, should you become interested in more substantial procedures in the future, you’ve got a doctor you’re already comfortable working with and trust to help you make the decisions that are right for you.

Dr. Vazquez’s approach to treating patients is more comprehensive than traditional plastic surgery. His philosophy is that plastic surgery is an art form, based on scientific principles and safety above all else. Dr. Vazquez and his staff are committed to treating each patient as a unique and creative challenge, while utilizing the most modern technological advancements.

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than three decades of experience helping patients achieve a look they love SAFELY.  Dr. Vazquez has been in practice at the same location since 1988, where he’s performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures on nearly every part of the human body.

WATCH: Dr. Bernabe Vazquez featured on Tampa Bay TV Show

March 2020 segment on Bloom T.V. (WFLA/ News Channel 8) about why board certification matters when choosing a plastic surgeon.

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez featured on Tampa area TV show!

Board certification MATTERS! Last week Dr. Bernabe Vazquez was a guest on Bloom TV – a daily, Tampa Bay area TV show focused on health, wellness & lifestyle. Dr. Vazquez was featured as one of the country's best plastic surgeons, and discussed the importance of board certification when it comes to choosing a SAFE & EFFECTIVE surgeon for cosmetic procedures. Check out the full interview here!

Posted by Dr. Bernabe Vazquez – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon on Thursday, March 5, 2020