If a Doctor lists his credentials as
Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Fellow, American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology
American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
Is this the same as being Board Certified?
These credentials indicate that this provider has a Doctor of Osteopathy degree (DO) rather than an MD. He or she had residency training in Ophthalmology (eye doctor). This provider is not board-certified in plastic surgery. The American Academy of Coametic Surgery is not an American Board of Medical Specialties Member board. As plastic surgeons, we believe you will receive the best care from a board certified plastic surgeon. Search the find-a-surgeon link on this website to find a board-certified plastic surgeon near you.
A person can be certified in anything but to me what counts is certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I would ask that particular question.
I believe your question is if he or she is a board certified plastic surgeon for your facelift surgery. The answer is no. To be sure about it, check the find a surgeon link you the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website (www.plasticsurgery.org).
There is no board certification in any of the credentials listed, not even in ophthalmology. Besides, why would you want an ophthalmologist to do your facelift, even if they were certified? Although osteopaths can be board certified in plastic surgery, this person is not. You need a surgeon who is trained in facelifting and all the other intricacies of the rest of the face. Find a board certified plastic surgeon