Patient Question:

What does it mean to be ABFPRS certified? 

Dr Solomon’s Answer:

Certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery means that the facial plastic surgeon, or Dr Solomon, in this case:

–  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. Also, he has successfully completed a two-day examination.
-He has completed at least two-years of clinical experience, including operative reports of a minimum of 100 facial plastic surgery cases.