Albany, New York: (518) 438-0505

Meet the Surgeons

At The Plastic Surgery Group, each of our Albany plastic surgeons is highly trained and possesses years of surgical experience. Our group includes:

Cosmetic surgery should be a rewarding experience that leaves you looking great and feeling more confident. Request a free cosmetic consultationRequest a free cosmetic consultation at The Plastic Surgery Group or call (518) 438-0505. Our exceptional team of plastic surgeons in Albany serves Syracuse, Troy, and Saratoga Springs, NY, and surrounding communties.

The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

New York residents who are researching plastic surgeons may be confused by the phrase "board certified." Most doctors performing cosmetic procedures claim to be board-certified, but patients need to know that there are several medical boards performing certification, and they are not created equal. To be a "board-certified plastic surgeon," a doctor must complete a plastic surgery residency and pass oral and written examinations administered by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to specialize in whole body plastic surgery. ABPS certification is a mark of distinction for a plastic surgeon.

At The Plastic Surgery Group, we believe our patients want peace of mind when making long-term changes to their bodies. That's why each of our doctors is an Albany plastic surgeon who has completed at least 5 years of medical residency training, including at least 2 years in a residency program focused on plastic surgery techniques. During this additional training, plastic surgeons learn more about both cosmetic and reconstructive techniques, meaning that they have a better understanding of how to perform surgery to improve both the look and function of body features.

The Difference Between a Cosmetic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon

You might notice that some doctors in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Schenectady go by "plastic surgeon" while others refer to themselves as a "cosmetic surgeon." People are often confused about the distinction between a cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon, or may think these terms are synonymous.

In short, there is a big difference. By choosing a plastic surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Group, you are selecting a doctor who has received advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques, a doctor who has a wealth of knowledge and skill that can make a difference when it comes to the safety and artistry of your surgical result.

Even if you don't choose plastic surgery with us, we want to help you select a highly qualified surgeon by sharing a little more about what makes a plastic surgeon such a good choice for your cosmetic procedure. Remember that any medical doctor can offer to perform cosmetic surgery. Do you really want a "cosmetic surgeon" who has been trained in pediatrics to perform your breast augmentation? Do you trust a gynecologist to perform your tummy tuck? The most important decision you can make when choosing cosmetic surgery is to select a highly qualified surgeon. At The Plastic Surgery Group our surgeons have training and experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. For your health and happiness, choose a doctor who is highly trained and deserves your trust.

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