Board Certification and Experience

When it comes to your appearance, the experience of your surgeon is important. If you were hiring a contractor to work on your home, you’d likely look for one who has experience and testimonials to support their work. Wouldn’t you look for the same experience when it comes to your face or body? Any licensed physician can legally perform cosmetic procedures and call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, regardless of their training. Or they may present themselves as board certified but may not be certified in the services they are offering. That’s why it’s crucial to do your homework before choosing a surgeon.

Confirming that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery helps serve as a warranty for the type of training they have received. On average, plastic surgery requires a total of 14-16 years of post-high school education, so what exactly does it mean to be board certified?

Board Certification in Plastic Surgery can only be awarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This distinction is given only after the surgeon finishes a formal residency in Plastic Surgery and passes both a written and oral examination and their practice is reviewed after two years of actually working in their practice. Once a surgeon achieves Board Certification, they must participate in continuing education programs in order to maintain that status. Selecting a board-certified surgeon helps ensure that your doctor is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest technologies and changes.

Plastic surgeons are trained to perform surgery on the body and face. Successful plastic surgeons have acute attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of anatomy, and a refined sense of aesthetics. Being able to inject Botox and Fillers into the areas they frequently operate on gives your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon an incredible anatomical advantage to providing the results you deserve with injectables. When it comes to your appearance, you want to make sure you are in the very best hands.

Knowledge and experience are just a few of the reasons Dr. Poulter has earned the trust of thousands of patients. He is dedicated to his patient’s safety, comfort and overall well-being. Dr. Poulter holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery (General), American Board of Plastic Surgery, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. He also has a Certificate in Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery and a Master Injector designation from Allergan.

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An experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Poulter is committed to your beautiful results with minimal discomfort and downtime.