Is Board-Certification Really Important?

There are a number of surgeons in the Naples area who offer cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and facelift. Some potential patients may be tempted to price-shop, making cost the determining factor. However, it is important to remember that your plastic surgeon will play a direct role in your safety and comfort during your procedure, as well as the quality of the results achieved.  

Plastic vs. Cosmetic Surgeon  

Anyone with a medical degree can call himself a “cosmetic surgeon.” Literally anyone. A podiatrist performing liposuction? It’s certainly possible – even if he hasn’t completed additional training in aesthetic procedures.  

To use the title “plastic surgeon” a doctor must be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This requires additional schooling, residencies, testing, and monitoring of results. Certification can even be revoked if standards are not maintained.  

About Dr. Peña  

Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña is board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of a number of medical, plastic and reconstructive surgery associations, enabling him to keep on top of advancements in these ever-changing fields.  

However, it is not Dr. Peña’s credentials that set him apart, but rather his experience, commitment to each patient he sees, and proven ability to produce stunning results. He would be happy to meet with you for a consultation to discuss your desires and help you choose the options best suited to meet your needs.  

To schedule your consultation with our board-certified Naples plastic surgeon, please contact Peña Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Peña served Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and surrounding Florida communities.