Does It Matter If My Plastic Surgeon Is Board-Certified?

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


Find out why it matters that your surgeon is board-certified When looking for a plastic surgeon in Alexandria, or anywhere else, it’s important to choose a doctor who is properly educated, expertly trained and has a proven track-record of superior results.  Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has the knowledge, history and expertise you need to ensure you receive the high-quality treatment you deserve.

You might assume that you can trust any doctor to adequately perform the procedures he or she offers. However, the government does not require that surgeons be specifically trained in the procedures they advertise. Many doctors with general surgery training hop on the plastic surgery bandwagon, hoping to increase their profits at your risk.

In order to become a board-certified plastic surgeon, a doctor must meet the rigorous standards set by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These standards include:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school
  • Five or more years as a surgical resident
  • At least two years of plastic surgery residency
  • Successful completion of American Board of Plastic Surgery’s oral and written exams
  • Maintenance of certification

Before committing to a plastic surgeon, make sure your doctor is committed to the art, ethics, and proper techniques of plastic surgery. Not all surgeons are equal, so be clear about the skill and intentions of the one you choose. Before undergoing any procedure, meet with your surgeon and review his or her credentials, as well as before-and-after images of past work.

To schedule your initial consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon in Alexandria, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or by calling (301) 567-6767. Dr. Chiaramonte serves patients from Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.