Selecting A Facial Plastic Surgeon
Burke Robinson, MD, FACS, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Before entrusting your health and appearance to a surgeon, you must carefully consider the surgeons education, training and experience. Choosing the right cosmetic surgeon is essential to getting experienced care and the results you want.
At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, we are committed to doing all we can to help patients make educated decisions about choosing the right surgeon and undergoing a cosmetic procedure.
Dr. Burke Robinson is a Double Board Certified Surgeon. He is both certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery). Dr. Robinson practices an unwavering dedication to patient education and is ready to answer any and all questions patients may have.
“Becoming Double Board Certified was very important to me. To my colleagues, it is a sign of my dedication to my discipline. It shows my complete commitment to providing the most advanced meticulous and comfortable care possible of the facial structures.”– Dr. Robinson
Frequently Asked Questions
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) represents board-certified facial plastic surgeons who have undergone extensive training to perform plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. AAFPRS members perform most of the nasal plastic surgeries in the nation. They believe in sharing their knowledge, expertise, and services to other physicians and consumers.
AAFPRS surgeons are board-certified by boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). A facial plastic surgeon is usually board-certified in otolaryngology – surgery of the head and neck. To become board-certified, a physician must pass a series of rigorous oral and written tests about medical procedures and practices. Many AAFPRS surgeons specialize further by undertaking an additional year’s fellowship in facial plastic surgery to become certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
Certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery means that the facial plastic surgeon:
- Has completed an approved residency after medical school in one of two surgical specialties focusing on facial plastic surgery (otolaryngology – head and neck surgery or plastic surgery)
- Is certified by two boards, having earned prior certification in one of those specialties through the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, and ABFPRS certification
- Has successfully completed a two-day examination
- Has completed at least two-years of clinical experience, including operative reports of a minimum of 100 facial plastic surgery cases
Facial plastic surgeons perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head, and neck regions only. Training includes one or two years of post-graduate training in general surgery residency and at least four additional years of specialty training in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. A general plastic surgeon performs both face and body procedures. Training includes three years in general surgery residency and two years of specialty training in all body areas.
Dr. Burke Robinson was elected by North Fulton Living to write this special article about the questions you should ask before having plastic surgery:
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Dr. Burke Robinson
With over 20 years of experience, Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Burke Robinson has devoted his life to helping others achieve a more rested, youthful appearance while achieving natural looking results.
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