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The Best Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Miami

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on January 15, 2013

7The decision to elect plastic surgery to improve and enhance yourself from a cosmetic perspective is a big step, and one that we take seriously at Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery.

Maneuvering your way through the constant stream of incessant cosmetic surgery advertisements and biased information in today’s marketplace can be misleading, confusing and overwhelming. There is a tremendous push to present plastic surgery as a kind of quick fix treatment in environments that are spa-orientated. This superficial exposure of surgical treatments is highly questionable from our medical perspective.

Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery is a fully operational and accredited surgical facility and our sole doctor, Bernabe Vazquez, is affiliated with multiple accreditations and is recognized as one of the premier cosmetic surgeons in Florida.

Important Considerations

All surgery is serious and requires perfect conditions for a completely successful outcome. The most important consideration when considering plastic surgery is the selection of your plastic surgeon and his team. Trust, experience, an optimal environment, world class before and after care and being fully accredited and board certified are just some of the benefits of choosing Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery.

What is Board Certification?

In this buyer beware environment, the stakes are quite high when it comes to choosing your cosmetic surgeon. Dermatologists, general surgeons, gynecologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists and plastic surgeons can all opt to perform cosmetic surgery.

However, not all of these physicians are trained to perform cosmetic surgery, nor do they necessarily have the experience needed to handle these delicate, aesthetic procedures. In this situation, it can be difficult to determine which of these medical practitioners is best suited to perform your procedure, which is why board certification is so important.

What Specific Certifications Signify

Dr. Vazquez is a board certified surgeon who has concentrated on plastic surgery, with intensive training in cosmetic enhancements. He has been performing cosmetic surgery at this same location for 25 years. His years of practice have entailed all aspects of cosmetic surgery. Because he has a passion for the highest aesthetic outcome, we have garnered many satisfied patients.

Our affiliations and memberships with the following multiple organizations will provide you with the peace of mind that you need to have, knowing that you are in very knowledgeable and experienced hands.

•    American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Membership in this society ensures that the doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This will ensure that he has had more than six years of surgical training and experience, with at least three years specifically in plastic surgery, finalized by the passing of a rigorous examination to gain this certification.

•    American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Membership in the ASAPS is extremely difficult to achieve.
Only about one-fourth of surgeons who apply are accepted. Physicians who have been trained in specialties other than plastic surgery are not eligible for membership in ASAPS.

Among the requirements for invitation and election to ASAPS membership, a plastic surgeon must have an active practice for three years, take Continuing Medical Education to keep current with state of the art cosmetic surgery enhancements and be recommended by two ASAPS surgeons. These recommendations are highly regarded as the recommending physicians are putting their own reputations on the line to provide them. Documentation supporting a significant number and variety of surgical cases is required in order to be accepted into this Society.

At Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, we feel that this certification should be mandatory on the list of requirements your surgeon should have. It will insure that you are within a network of highly regarded, superbly trained aesthetic plastic surgeons.

•    Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons

Acceptance into the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons is based on the same rigorous standards as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Physicians affiliated with this organization feel strongly about the art, the science and the ethical practices of plastic surgery.

•    Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons

This affiliation provides state of the art education about the latest technological advances. Our peer community shares valuable information regarding experiences, which provides tremendous support for our medical community as well as raising the standards of practice.

•    American College of Surgeons

Affiliation with this college requires a rigorous evaluation and consistent proof that our standards of medical practice are consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

As a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Vazquez is committed to the advancement of quality surgical care.

Level of Commitment

Dr. Vazquez’s expansive level of expertise in all areas of cosmetic surgery is backed by several decades of successful operations.

Selecting a plastic surgeon that has made the commitment to acquire these accreditations allows you to have the backing of the foremost authorities in plastic surgery today.

The expertise and standards that are required for these certifications guarantees that your surgery will be safe and optimally performed under the expertise of a trained, experienced, qualified, board certified plastic surgeon. These qualifications should be on your list of requirements, which will ensure your successful cosmetic enhancement.

Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and Aesthetic Surgery

These terms are not interchangeable. Each surgery requires a different mindset and a specific skillset. However, you can rest assured that each of these skillsets has been honed through years of dedicated practice serving a wide variety of our patients needs. All of our surgeries are guaranteed. Should the need arise for a touch up within the first 12 months, the follow-up procedure is done with no additional surgeon fee.

Areas of Expertise

Our passion for cosmetic enhancements covers all areas of the body from face, neck, arm, breast, butt and body lifts, nose jobs, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and reduction, tummy tucks, and liposuction.

Our office also offers Botox and other injectables to enhance your features, thereby providing you with a youthful and rested appearance.

We treat each of our patients as unique individuals. Your concerns are our concerns, and we vow to provide you with all the necessary information to transition you as effortlessly as possible to the new you.

It is our sincere hope that this article has provided you with the necessary information to make an informed decision. We are confident that your decision to elect surgery with Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery will avail you of a modern, technologically advanced procedure in a secure, safe environment, tended to by one of the leading board certified cosmetic surgeons in the Miami area.

We look forward to addressing your cosmetic needs in a confidential consultation which you can arrange by calling our office at (305) 858-8222 or by filling out our online contact form.

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