Did you know that there is a BIG difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon? Cosmetic surgery may be performed by a variety of physicians, some with no surgical training whatsoever. In fact, state law permits any licensed doctor to call him/herself a plastic or cosmetic surgeon, even if he/she has not been trained as a plastic surgeon or has no surgical training at all.
As a patient, this is when you need to be your best advocate. When researching and selecting a plastic surgeon, it is essential to find a highly trained surgeon that is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This credential demonstrates a surgeon’s accomplishments, education, qualifications, and training. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and represents the highest standards in training, skills, knowledge, judgment, safety, and ethics in plastic surgery.
Dr. Tyrone is not only certified by the ABPS he is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Tyrone has over 16 years of education and training since earning his undergraduate degree. Dr. Tyrone is one of the most highly trained physicians in the Southeast, spending many years after residency to do research in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Tyrone performs an average of thirty aesthetic and cosmetic surgeries per month.
No surgeon should perform a procedure on you if they do not have privileges to perform those same procedures at a well-esteemed hospital. Therefore, it is also essential to find a surgeon who has been granted such privileges. Dr. Tyrone maintains privileges at the prestigious University of Florida Health at Shands Hospital.
Give us a call today to schedule a consultation to see if Dr. Tyrone is the right fit for you