Safety in Surgery – More Than Just Price

When it comes to your appearance, it’s best to keep in mind that you get what you pay for. No matter how much of a ‘deal’ you may think you’re getting, you must consider if you’re willing to take a risk by using a non-certified practitioner. 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.

Did you know that 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 are they board certified in the services they are offering? Surprisingly, there are no laws against a doctor treating someone outside the medical and surgical training they received to obtain their board certification.

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.

Knowledge and experience are just a few of the reasons Dr. Poulter has earned the trust of thousands of patients. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery (General). He recertifies every two years in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and has earned the Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery Certificate. In addition to those certifications, Dr. Poulter also has advanced professional training in courses like the Masters Injectors Course, and the SkinMedica Product Science Course. He also has hospital accessibility at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Carle-Bromenn Medical Center, a privilege reserved to plastic surgeons who have board certification.

In addition to an experienced doctor and an accredited surgical suite, our staff members are also here to guide you through your procedure, providing all the necessary information and answering your questions and concerns. We pride ourselves on providing great service using our extensive experience at all points along the way to help alleviate any of your concerns.

When it comes to your plastic surgery, it’s best to do your research to make sure you’re in the best hands, in the best environment. If you’ve been thinking about plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Poulter today or call our office at (309) 663-1222 or Toll-Free at (888) 841-4108.

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