Importance of Board Certification

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Due to the increased popularity of cosmetic procedures, a growing number of doctors are offering plastic surgery services as part of their practice. However, not all of these doctors have undergone the extensive training in the field of plastic surgery that is necessary to deliver the exceptional results you deserve. In fact, many of these doctors have even specialized in other fields of medicine and do not make plastic surgery a primary focus of their practice. In order to ensure that you receive the best possible results with your procedure, you should always work with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery is important because it guarantees that your plastic surgeon has undergone rigorous training in this specialized medical field, and possesses the necessary experience and qualifications to perform your plastic surgery procedure with the highest levels of safety.

In order to become board certified, a plastic surgeon must commit to years of extensive training that includes:

  • Four years of medical school
  • One year internship in General Surgery
  • Three or more years of residency in General Surgery or a complete residency in a related sub-specialty, such as Ears, Nose & Throat-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Two to three year residency in Plastic Surgery

After completing this training, a plastic surgeon must pass rigorous oral and written examinations and receive favorable peer reviews in order become board certified. This is why there are less than 6,000 board certified plastic surgeons in the United States. When you work with a board certified plastic surgeon, you can be confident that your surgeon has demonstrated excellence in the field of plastic surgery over an extended period of time.

Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and possesses more than two decades of experience performing a variety of breast, body contouring, and facial plastic surgery procedures. During this time, Dr. Fata has developed a reputation as one of the finest plastic surgeons in the area, and he has been featured as one of “Indianapolis’ Top Docs” in the Indianapolis Monthly magazine for the past four years.

Please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial plastic surgery consultation. Dr. Joseph Fata serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.