American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
2 years ago

Choosing a surgeon


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?

Procedure: Facelift
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Replies 4

Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon

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.

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

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.

Gustavo Salviano
ASPS Int. Surgeon

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 (

Robert Buchanan

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


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