How Important is Board Certification?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Are you considering an Indianapolis plastic surgery procedure? You need peace-of-mind that your Indiana plastic surgeon is Board Certified. Here's why...Board certification is a critical factor to consider when choosing an Indiana plastic surgeon.


Upon finishing medical school, doctors complete a residency to gain their specialty training. Afterwards, they are tested and certified in their specific area of training.

Although you trust your family physician, he or she is probably not qualified to perform plastic surgery procedures.

If you are considering a plastic surgery treatment in Indiana, you should research whether your surgeon has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only plastic surgery board under the supervision of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

The American Board of Medical Specialties is responsible for board certification in all major medical specialties.

There is another, non-ABMS certification called the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. This certification has less requirements then the ABMS certification.

While board certification matters, it is not the only thing you should consider.

Before choosing a plastic surgeon, you should also consider:

  • How and where the surgeon gained experience and training
  • Whether or not other trusted doctors, medical professionals or directories recommend this surgeon
  • What outside website reviews or word-of-mouth feedback from previous clients is available for you to read

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, Dr. Fata is a Board-Certified Indiana Plastic Surgeon with years of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients. If you are in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and you're considering plastic surgery, please contact our practice online or by telephone to schedule your consultation with Dr. Fata: 317-575-9152.