If you’re looking for a Chicago board certified plastic surgeon, you may be wondering what it actually means for a surgeon to be “board certified.” Is it that important? Does it make much difference whether you go to a plastic surgeon who is or isn’t certified?
The answer to both of these questions is a resounding YES.
When you decide to undergo plastic surgery, the most important decision you will make is who you choose as your plastic surgeon. There seems to be a misconception that cosmetic surgery isn’t actually “real” surgery. Though cosmetic surgery is elective, it still has risks and requires the careful training of a surgeon. Just as you would be selective choosing a heart surgeon, you should also be selective about choosing your plastic surgeon.
To be a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, your doctor must meet certain requirements, training, ethical standards, and measures of experience laid out by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A surgeon who isn’t board certified could give you any number of excuses as to why they haven’t received their certification, but none of those excuses really matter. What does matter when you choose a plastic surgeon is finding someone that you can be sure is experienced and has your best interests at heart.
Female Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Helping Patients in Chicago
Dr. Niki Christopoulos is actually double board certified, holding certificates from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Christopoulos is trained in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, but her expertise lies in helping people achieve the aesthetic results that they want for their face, breasts, and body.
Dr. Christopoulos recognizes that every person is unique. She believes that the goal of cosmetic surgery should be to help people enhance their natural beauty while preserving their individuality.
As one of her patients said, “Dr. Christopoulos was fantastic. She was immediately relaxed and relatable. I was very nervous and she put me at ease and instilled confidence right away. She told me what to expect every step of the way. I am very pleased with the results. She dealt so well with my doctor neurosis that I have gone back to her for several other procedures. She’s the best!” (verified review pulled from realself.com)
Remember, the decision to have plastic surgery is a serious one. Be sure to look for a Chicago plastic surgeon who takes the time to understand what you really want. Look for a surgeon with experience, a great reputation, and most importantly, board certification.
If you have questions about a plastic surgery procedure or would like to meet one-on-one with Dr. Christopoulos to discuss her offerings, schedule your initial consultation today.