Allure Plastic Surgery is owned and operated by the associate surgeons. The surgeon who performs your consultation, provides you with the informed consent and plans your procedure, is the same surgeon who will perform your surgery as well as your post-operative follow up and care. All our associate surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Allure plastic surgeons have almost 80 years of combined experience in the field and have made significant contributions to the specialty with numerous journal articles, textbook chapters and scientific presentations at national and international plastic surgery conferences. Every year our Plastic Surgeons participate in numerous national and international plastic surgery conferences to enable them to offer our patients the latest innovations and technologies currently available in aesthetic plastic surgery.
Not everyone who practices plastic surgery is a plastic surgeon! In the state of Florida, any physician who possesses an active medical license can legally practice medicine and surgery without any limitations related to specialty training. In 2006 in an effort to protect health care consumers, the “Truth in Medical Education” (TIME) Bill was passed in the state of Florida. Although part of the intent of the bill was to protect the public from deceptive medical advertising, it has been a difficult law to enforce and some unscrupulous practitioners continue to find ways to deceive the public. For example, using the term “plastic surgeon” by a physician who is not specialty trained in plastic surgery would be considered deceptive advertising since clearly it is expected that physicians using specialty designations have at the very minimum, completed the required residency training in that specialty. However, a physician not formally trained as a plastic surgeon may use the term “plastic surgery” in advertisements since it does not directly imply that they are formally trained plastic surgeons! Frequently, prospective patients are surprised to learn that many of the so called cosmetic surgery centers and clinics that frequently advertise in our state are employing physicians who have not completed a formal residency training in plastic surgery. We realize how confusing and unsettling this can be to someone who is considering plastic surgery. The following list of entities are helpful in determining a plastic surgeon’s credentials.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery was founded in 1937. The mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and maintenance of certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists. Diplomates of the American Board of Plastic Surgery have completed formal residency training in plastic surgery (usually 6- 8 years after medical school). Upon completion of their residency training they have been recommended to the board by their program directors and have successfully passed rigorous written and oral exams. They must then abide by the strict code of medical ethics promoted by the board. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board that certifies physicians for plastic surgery of the entire body. It is one of the 24 legitimate specialty boards that comprise the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society is composed of more than 7,000 physician members and represents more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States who perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) founded in 1967, is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With over 2,600 members in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world. The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc., is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery among qualified plastic surgeons through support and direction of medical education and research, sponsorship of scientific meetings and dissemination of information on current aesthetic surgical techniques; to promote and encourage the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care among aesthetic plastic surgeons; to serve the public interest by providing accurate and timely information regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and promoting patient safety; and to advance the medical profession and assure that aesthetic surgery maintains its proper place within the specialty of plastic surgery.
The Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS) has been helping to make safe, high-quality plastic surgery available in the state of Florida for more than half a century. Established in 1956, the society’s membership base includes more than 200 reputable, board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Florida.
The Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons (MSPS) is composed of board certified plastic surgeons practicing in South Florida who adhere to the ethical standards promoted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) was founded in 1913. The college is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment. Fellows of the American College of Surgeons are board certified in one of the surgical specialties recognized by the college and use the letters F.A.C.S. following their names and medical degree.
The plastic surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery are all board certified in plastic surgery and are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. We proudly manage our practice in accordance with the ethical and patient safety standards promoted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. We encourage prospective plastic surgery patients to do their homework regarding surgical credentials.