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Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Anything Less than a Board-Certified Surgeon

We’re excited to announce that the medical directors of the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hendrick and Dr. Velargo have met the rigorous standards of becoming board certified diplomates of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, respectively. By becoming board-certified, Dr. Hendrick and Dr. Velargo have demonstrated their great skill and artistry in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and added further prestige to an already renowned practice.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon—it’s a title you’ve probably heard many times. But what does it mean? Essentially, by having board certification, your surgeon is showing that they have proven proficiency, experience, and a high level of training in their field. There are so many unknowns involved with plastic surgery, but a board certification can bring peace of mind and certainty of a surgeon’s experience, education, and training.

What is Board Certification?

Board certification is a completely voluntary credential taken by qualified surgeons for their respective medical fields.  A board certification is miles beyond licensure; a medical license is required for a surgeon to practice, while a board-certification is an extra step your surgeon takes to demonstrate their qualifications.

Board Certifications are awarded by renowned organizations like the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Medical Specialties, which were created as a way to ensure the highest quality of medical care. Board-certifications have high, uncompromising standards, with different qualifications for different fields. To gain board certification, surgeons have to fulfill certain educational and training requirements, in addition to passing a rigorous examination process.

Why Does It Matter?

Not only is a board-certification a favorable way of discerning a plastic surgeon’s background, but it’s a short-hand for an elite level of training that’s expected for our very best physicians. Board-certifications often require that the surgeon complete a certain amount of procedures, making it an effective barometer for a plastic surgeon’s experience with a certain treatment.

We’re Here for You

When it comes to something as delicate as your health and your body, why take a chance? Schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons now, by contacting the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.