Did you know that Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons undertake 12 years of in-depth medical education and training before they begin their practice?
4 yrs Undergraduate degree
4 yrs Medical degree
5 yrs General Surgery Residency
3 yrs Plastic Surgery Residency
Followed by oral and written examinations for Board Certification
For a surgeon to add Board Certified to their credentials, they must pass rigorous written and oral examinations. Many surgeons continue their education and training, completing fellowships in areas of specialized interest.