The Importance of Board Certification

Facial Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, Main Line & Bryn Mawr

“Board Certified Plastic Surgeon” is a term that the general public utilizes to qualify a surgeon when seeking plastic surgery. Most Board Certified Plastic Surgeons complete a general surgery residency that requires surgical training of the entire face and body. Most of their training is focused on functional surgery and not on cosmetic procedures so most of their surgical skills are honed during their fellowships and after their training. For surgeons who want to focus their training on a specific area of the face, there are specialties such as ENT (ear, nose and throat) and Oculoplastics, a sub-specialty of ophthalmology which allows them to focus their surgical training in a field that relates only to the area of their interest. Oculoplastic surgeons combine their surgical background as an ophthalmologist with years of plastic and reconstructive training focusing only on eyelids and adjacent facial areas. This narrow scope of focus and training provides patients a level of expertise that sets them apart from general plastic surgeons. Philadelphia facial plastic surgeon Dr. John Lee always knew that he wanted to focus his surgical career on areas that he felt was the most delicate and scrutinized feature of the face - the areas around the eyes. The challenge to provide each person with a result that will highlight their natural feature and bring out their natural and youthful look is something Dr. Lee finds challenging and a worthwhile goal.

Why Board Certification Matters

Board certification shows a level of devotion and proven abilities that cannot be matched by a simple medical degree. When a surgeon becomes board-certified in their surgical specialty, they have proven to a panel of their peers that they are capable of performing surgeries and providing a level of service that exceeds their patient’s expectations. Dr. Lee’s focus is on facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, he can effectively treat issues affecting both the function and appearance of the eyes. As an ASOPRS(American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon from one of the prestigious programs in the country, Dr. Lee received intensive training and hands-on experience targeted to the essential areas of the face. Thus, resulting in a markedly younger and refreshed appearance with minimal surgical procedures. Dr. Lee takes time to listen to the concerns of every patient he sees. He will work with you on an individual basis, carefully assessing every area of your face, and help you determine what procedures will most achieve your goals. Evidence of his talent can be seen in our before and after gallery. Your results will be specific to your anatomy. For additional information, please see Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon for You and Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon. If you live in or around the areas of Philadelphia, Main Line or Bryn Mawr and are looking for a board-certified surgeon for your facial plastic surgery procedure, please contact Philadelphia plastic surgeon John J. W. Lee, MD, FACS to schedule an initial consultation today.