People can be too trusting when they pick a doctor to perform their plastic surgery. Often, this is due to our past experiences with surgeons. If you have surgery on a broken leg, it goes without saying that your orthopedic surgeon is certified by a medical board, so it's logical that the same should be true for anyone who practices plastic surgery, right?
Sadly, this is not always the case. Doctors with no special training or proven skill will often open practices and advertise themselves as plastic surgeons despite having no certification. The physical results of their surgeries are frequently poor, and there is no guarantee that they know what to do in case of an emergency on the operating table. It is very important that your doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Doctors certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery:
- Have graduated from an accredited medical school
- Have completed at least five years of surgical training
- Have trained for surgery in an accredited program
- Have spent at least two years focusing entirely on plastic surgery
- Have continued to renew their certification over the years
With an up-to-date certification from ABPS, and current membership in over eight state and national plastic surgery societies, Dr. George Lefkovits is eminently qualified to perform plastic surgery. Having operated a practice in New York City since 1981, he is used to providing the best possible service in an extremely competitive environment. He continues to succeed because he consistently delivers first-rate results and puts his patients first.
To experience the advantages of a board-certified plastic surgeon for yourself, contact Dr. Lefkovits's office for an initial consultation today. Call (212) 750-9494 to set up an appointment at our New York City office.