Why Board-Certification Matters

Serving Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Marco Island, & Naples, Florida

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When looking for a plastic surgeon in the Naples area of Florida, there is one qualification that should never be compromised: board-certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The alarming truth is, anyone with a medical degree, regardless of what specialty, can use the title “cosmetic surgeon” and perform complex aesthetic procedures. The only way to be sure your surgeon has actually trained in cosmetic procedures is choosing one who has met the requirements of the ABPS and earned the title Plastic Surgeon.

If you are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon in Naples, please contact Peña Plastic Surgery online or by calling 239-348-7362 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Manuel Peña today.

ABPS Requirements

To become board-certified by the ABPS, a surgeon must first:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete at least five years of residency – two of which are focused exclusively on plastic surgery – in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education
  • Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
  • Submit before and after photos of patients, along with other proof of proficiencies,  for review by a panel of board-certified plastic surgeons for a set period of time

Only by meeting all of these criteria can a surgeon become board-certified. Only by becoming board-certified can a surgeon use the title “Plastic Surgeon.” The best way to ensure your comfort, safety, and ultimate satisfaction is by selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon for any and all aesthetic treatments.

Dr. Manuel Peña

Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña is board-certified by the ABPS. He also has been certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition to his board-certification, Dr. Peña is a member of numerous local and national medical specialty associations, and is consistently selected as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery by Connoly Medical LTD.

An experienced and award-winning plastic surgeon, Dr. Peña strongly believes that each patient is entitled to personalized and attentive service, allowing for optimally pleasing results. To learn more about our board-certified plastic surgeon or to schedule an appointment at our Naples, Florida office, please contact us today.