Portrait of Dr. Brian Eichenberg 1This is the last of our four blog series giving you all the information you need to know about breast augmentation.

In recent years, certified plastic surgeons and the organizations with which they are certified have made a point to educate prospective patients about the importance of researching a surgeon’s qualifications for surgical breast augmentation. Riverside women will get the best results when they work with someone who has taken the time to specialize in plastic surgery procedures. Not many people know that in many states, any medical professional with surgical credentials can perform plastic surgery legally in the US. However, it takes more effort and training to be a qualified plastic surgeon.

Before scheduling a consultation for breast augmentation, Riverside women should know whether the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This organization reviews a candidate’s education and surgical residency experience. Surgeons must have completed a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school including a plastic surgery residency program. During this intensive program, surgeons learn to perform surgical procedures for the entire body and face. At the same time, they develope their skill and aesthetic judgment. They are then tested and interviewed. A surgeon must pass a comprehensive oral and written exam before being granted certification.

There are also other affiliations that can ensure you are working with a qualified surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are other affiliations that a plastic surgeon can belong to.

For breast augmentation, Riverside and Hemet women can explore their options with Dr. Eichenberg, licensed by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center is also certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and is comparable to any hospital in the area. When you’re looking for a surgical center in your area, these are the types of credentials and qualifications you should be looking for. For an in depth look at Dr. Eichenberg’s qualifications, check out his profile page.