There’s a plastic surgery procedure for nearly every part of the body. More than a million men and women go under the knife every year, and there are plastic surgeons available in every U.S. state. However, just because a physician does plastic surgery, does not mean they have the same qualifications as a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction are invasive surgeries, and like all forms of surgery, they come with certain risks of complications. The plastic surgeon you choose to do your procedure directly impacts your results. It’s important to do your research, and find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area, such as our Dr. Kutty in Houston.

3 Reasons Why ABPS Board-Certification Matters

1. ABPS-certified plastic surgeons require additional training and exams.

Doctors who become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) do so voluntarily as it’s not a requirement to practice. On top of undergraduate school, medical school, and various residency training programs, physicians must participate in training specifically for reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery then requires physicians to undergo two days of oral examinations and a written test to be fully evaluated for his or her level of knowledge, ethics, and safety in approaching plastic surgery.

2. Plastic surgeons must complete the process every ten years to remain certified.

The ABPS certification lasts for ten years, not a lifetime. Re-certification wasn’t required until 1995 when it was deemed necessary for physicians to continue learning the ins and outs of their plastic surgery specialty. The ten-year limit can help keep your mind at ease, knowing the plastic surgeon you choose has the drive and determination to be on the forefront of their field through the ABPS.

3. Knowing you’re in good hands beats a discounted rate.

Plastic surgeries such as a tummy tuck or facelift typically come with a high price tag as health insurance policies don’t cover elective surgeries. Don’t sacrifice a quality plastic surgeon for a lower price. Your results will show the difference, and you could be putting your safety at risk as well. Do your research to make sure you’re choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon and look into the online reviews. Most plastic surgeons offer a complimentary consultation, which is when you can ask the critical questions about the procedure and the plastic surgeon’s experience and skill. Before and after photos can give you a good idea of your potential results.

Why Choose Luxe Plastic Surgery in Houston

Dr. Kutty is our board-certified plastic surgeon at Luxe Plastic Surgery. He’s gone through the rigorous training and has more than 20 years of experience in the field. Dr. Kutty was trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and brings the knowledge and skill he’s acquired to our Houston patients.

If you’re interested in plastic surgery, please contact Luxe Plastic Surgery in Houston today at (281) 313-0551 to schedule your initial consultation. Our plastic surgeon serves patients in surrounding Texas areas including Katy and Sugar Land.