Recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued a press release explaining the important distinction that exists between board-certified cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons.

A board-certified plastic surgeon must have at least six years of surgical training, including completion of an accredited plastic surgery training program. They must perform thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures of different types, pass rigorous written and oral examinations and commit to continuing education and assessment throughout their careers.

To learn more about this distinction and to better understand how to select your surgeon, read the full release here.