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How To Check If A Plastic Surgeon Is Board-Certified

Are you considering having plastic surgery but want to ensure your surgeon is certified by a legitimate board? 

Having plastic surgery is a decision that requires careful thought and research to make sure the doctor you choose is qualified and trustworthy.

How do you check if your plastic surgeon is board certified? We’re here to help guide you through the process. Read on to learn what credentials to look for in a plastic surgeon.

What Does It Mean For A Plastic Surgeon To Be Board Certified?

Being board-certified means that the surgeon has completed rigorous educational training and has proven knowledge of medical and cosmetic surgery subject areas. To become a board-certified plastic surgeon, all candidates must first complete the following:

  • A Doctor of Medicine degree (MD),
  • Two years of surgical residency training,
  • Additional four years of cosmetic surgery residency.
After honing their skills and proving their expertise in the range of procedures, candidates must pass an oral and written examination by the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) – if they want to work in Europe.

This exclusive board certification process ensures that plastic surgeons have the knowledge and experience to provide quality care for patients.

How To Know If A Plastic Surgeon Is Board Certified?

When researching potential plastic surgeons, it is essential to ensure they are board certified. There are several ways you can check on a doctor’s credentials.

You may look for logos on the surgeon’s website indicating their certification with professional organizations such as EBOPRAS. Additionally, you should check for the surgeon’s profile listing their certification on professional organization websites such as the European Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (ESPRAS), or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Furthermore, you can check for customer reviews. Doing your due diligence upfront will ensure that you are in good hands and can make an informed decision about your medical care.

What Are The Main Board Certification Organizations?

In Europe, the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) is one of the most esteemed organizations for certifying qualified plastic surgeons. On American soil, individuals should ensure their doctor has been accredited by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as this agency holds its members to rigorous standards in order to uphold credibility within the field. It’s important to note that board certification can only be obtained from these accredited organizations and not from any other body.

Should I Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

Selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial for any patient who wishes to undergo plastic surgery. This certification ensures that the specialist has been thoroughly trained to carry out procedures and that certified authorities have verified their credentials.

Read our article how to choose a plastic surgeon.

Board-certified plastic surgeons take part in rigorous education and hands-on training to learn how to safely carry out procedures with excellent results. This certification is a benchmark for quality care, and offers peace of mind knowing you’re working with someone who can ensure optimal results with minimal risks.

Is Dr. Demetris Stavrou a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

Dr. Demetris Stavrou is a highly esteemed plastic surgeon who is certified by the board with many years of experience. He has obtained the highest level of medical competency within the field and strives to ensure patient satisfaction through careful attention to detail, high-quality service, and support every single time.

With Dr. Stavrou’s credentials and experience, you can rest assured that your plastic surgery results will be beyond satisfactory. 

Dr Stavrou is a plastic surgeon in Cyprus. If you have any questions or trying to find a board-certified plastic surgeon, schedule an appointment online.


Dr Stavrou is a board-certified and highly experienced plastic surgeon in Cyprus, Greece and Malta, with a keen interest in informing patients about the latest updates on reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

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