The Importance of Visiting a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

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


If you're considering cosmetic surgery, it's imperative to find a doctor with the education, training, and real-world experience to provide the safety and quality care each patient deserves. Michael F. Chiaramonte, M.D., FACS, is a Board-certified plastic surgeon in Washington DC who is committed to both patient safety and exceptional results.

Board-certified plastic surgeons have met rigorous standards set by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These standards include:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school

  • 5 years or more as a surgical resident

  • At least 2 years of residency specifically in the field of plastic surgery

  • Passing comprehensive oral and written examinations administered by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Maintenance of certification through ongoing educational activities, practice performance, and reevaluation of credentials every 10 years

Anyone who has received a medical degree can claim to be a cosmetic surgeon. Board certification communicates to the public that the doctor has completed extensive education and training in plastic surgery and exemplifies a commitment to providing patients with safe, effective, and ethical care.

Patients who are interested in changing their appearance want to know that they are in good hands – they want to find “the best” plastic surgeon. Board certification is a key differentiator patients can use to find plastic surgeons who have met a very high standard within their profession.

To learn more about Board certification and our plastic surgery services, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery or call (301) 567-6767 today for your initial consultation. Dr. Chiaramonte welcomes patients throughout the Washinton DC area.