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I will be having my upper eye lids done by a ophthalmic plastic

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I will be having my upper eye lids done by a ophthalmic plastic surgeon. Should he be board of cosmetic surgeon certified ? Thank You
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

What type of physician is this? Ophthalmologist? Facial plastics surgeon? Plastic surgeon?

Customer:

ophthalmologist

Dr. James :

Do you know what the rest of his training is? Residency, fellowship?

Customer:

yes , teaches at Tufts in Boston has private practice . Has all credentials just did not see board of cosmetic surgeons listed. Is that not needed as he is a specialist of the eyes as opposed to a general MD

Dr. James :

The board of cosmetic surgeons is not one of the major subspecialty boards.

Dr. James :

so if he is not a member, then that is less important.

Dr. James :

The american board of ophthalmology would be more important for him.

Dr. James :

His fellowship training and overall reputation is helpful as well.

Dr. James :

Do you have any other questions?

Customer:

so in your opinion that is not nesecerraly a criteria that he have . Do most opthalmplagist who do eyelid surgery have this cert.

Dr. James :

Which certification, cosmetic surgeons or board of ophthalmology?

Customer:

cosmetic.

Dr. James :

Most doctors are not part of that board from what I have seen.

Customer:

Thank You.

Dr. James :

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