Why Isn't My Surgeons Listed?
We do not promote cosmetic surgery.
We DO promote informed decisions.
- is a very limited, selective and voluntary directory
- doesn't list every plastic surgeon
- doesn't offer medical advice.
- never endorses any medical professional, procedure or product.
Our Featured Surgeons must take a Directory Pledge.
The Directory Pledge is a public credentials statement.
BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com began back in January of 2000.
We have been online, continually, for 15 years.
- to assist visitors who are already considering cosmetic surgery.
- to inform visitors about aesthetic options.
- to offer research tools
- to encourage credential checks State Medical Boards
WHO WE ARE
We are not medical professionals.
Meet the webmaster.
COSMETIC SURGEONS vs PLASTIC SURGEONS
The two terms have different meanings.
Anyone with a medical license can call himself or herself a surgeon.
ABPS: Credentials - Meaning
Canada: Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
CITY DIRECTORIES - 3000+ Surgeons
City Directories may contain two types of lists:
- FEATURED SURGEONS with Enhanced listings
- NAME ONLY LISTS of non-verified surgeons.
State Medical Board / Board of Medicine
Department of Health Boards
- *Only 20 states require accreditation or licensing of offices or clinics
were doctors perform surgery.
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WHY ISN'T MY SURGEON LISTED?
This directory is not associated with any professional society.
We reserve the right to refuse to list any surgeon for any reason.
The absence of a surgeon's name does not imply that he or she is not eligible to be listed here.
There are many reasons why a surgeon may not be listed.
There isn't room here to list the multitude of reasons.
But please keep the following points in mind:
BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com (sm) is a voluntary directory.
We are NOT associated with any professional medical society.
A non-listed surgeon may have a policy of not advertising their services.
The removal of a previously listed plastic surgeon's name does not imply ineligibility.
Some surgeons may be unaware of our Directory.
Some surgeons are aware of the Directory but have not applied.
Our maximum number of doctors City Directory was filled.
We retain the right to refuse and do refuse to list surgeons at our sole discretion and for any reason.
BE CAREFUL, BE BEAUFITUL (sm)
Our slogan is not just an empty phrase.
Please, use caution in choosing any surgical procedure.
Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery.
But all surgery has risks.
Before undergoing any surgical procedure, a patient should undergo a thorough physical examination by their primary care physician.
This step will ascertain whether or not they are healthy enough to proceed with cosmetic surgery.
One should weigh the benefits and risks associated with any particular surgical procedure or treatment.
ALTERNATIVES TO SURGERY
Minimally invasive treatments may be a viable alternative to surgery.
Sometimes non-invasive or no surgery is the right treatment.
Surgery candidates should research all options.
Before that first appointment, ask around.
Questions for Surgeons
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