A board-certified plastic surgeon is a physician who has completed their medical degree and residency training in plastic surgery and has passed a certification examination administered by a board-recognized organization, such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The certification process is rigorous and includes both a written and oral examination to ensure that the surgeon has the knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective plastic surgery care. This includes standardized training and examination in cosmetic procedures, as well as reconstructive procedures.
A Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified plastic surgeon is a surgeon who has completed a recognized plastic surgery training program in Canada and has successfully passed the certification examination administered by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The certification process includes written and oral examinations, as well as a review of the surgeon's clinical performance and surgical outcomes.
Both board-certified plastic surgeons and Royal College of Canada certified plastic surgeons have undergone rigorous training and testing to demonstrate their competence in plastic surgery. However, the specific certification process may vary depending on the organization or country in which the surgeon is certified.
It is important to note that Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologist and ENT (facial plastics) are the only medical professionals (including doctors, nurses and nurse pracitioners) who undergo standardized training and examinations in cosmetic procedures at a national level.