Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery requires a specialist with an academic training that certifies him as a qualified surgeon. Given that the regulations, training and certification and / or accreditation policies for plastic surgeons vary throughout the world, at least in Mexico, these would be the requirements so that, as a patient, you begin by determining if the potential surgeon is competent to execute the procedures you want him to perform:
Studies in general surgery with a specialty in Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive.
Professional certificate that certifies him as a specialist, on the website www.cedulaprofesional.sep.gob.mx you can verify if the certificate is endorsed by corresponding Mexican institutions.
Courses or trainings that indicate the surgeon's preparation in the procedures chosen by the patient.
Participation in conferences, this point is a sign that the surgeon continues to update to work with current technology or techniques that promote better results.
After corroborating the above information, it is important to verify that the surgeon also complies with the following certifications to carry out a safe and quality procedure:
Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, is the body that brings together all certified plastic surgeons in the country, therefore, the surgeon that the patient chooses must be certified by the Mexican Council of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, in the following link you can verify if your surgeon is certified https://www.cmcper.org.mx/directorio/.
Selecting a certified plastic surgeon who is a member of the American College of Plastic Surgeons will assure you that your surgical result will be optimal.
Yes, in addition to having the corresponding Mexican certification, he is also a member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery (ISAPS), there is no doubt that it is a good choice of surgeon, however, there are three more factors to make the decision.