Resources - Contact Information
No matter what the relevant agency is called in your state, it is important to check your plastic surgeon's credentials before making an appointment or undergoing a cosmetic surgery treatment or surgical procedure. It is your responsibility to check carefully and thoroughly on any physician or surgeon!
Start by clicking here
to find your state medical board (also called board of examiners, etc.).
Your state Board of Medicine can supply information about medical licenses, revocation, and public disciplinary actions.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
When we say "board certified plastic surgeon, we mean board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
The ABPS is the ONLY board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties / ABMS to board-certify a physician in plastic surgery.
Please call or write to the ABPS to verify that your cosmetic surgeon or plastic surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery BEFORE you make that appointment.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Seven Penn Center, Suite 400
1635 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2204
General e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not necessarily societies of board certified plastic surgeons