Sarasota, FL Plastic Surgeons Discuss Importance of Choosing Board-Certified Surgeon

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At the Sarasota, FL plastic surgery practice, John Leikensohn, MD, FACS, and Jeff Scott, MD, FACS, recently discussed the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon when considering cosmetic enhancement or reconstructive surgery, such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or tummy tuck.

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Sarasota, FL Plastic Surgeons Discuss Importance of board certification

According to recent study conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic enhancement procedures performed between 1997 and 2009 – including surgical and nonsurgical – increased 147%. As aesthetic surgery becomes more prevalent, Dr. Jeff Scott and Dr. John Leikensohn, board-certified plastic surgeons in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL, discuss the importance of board-certification in light of these statistics from ASAPS.

At the Plastic Surgery Center, which has two locations in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL, Dr. Leikensohn and Dr. Scott offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, ranging from BOTOX Cosmetic ® to breast augmentation. The doctors point out the increase in types of breast surgeries alone, and say the rigorous qualification process required by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures their patients receive the most effective plastic surgery results. They add that the education, training, and experience they gained during that process enables them to provide patients with safer care and the greatest chance at achieving their ultimate aesthetic enhancement goals, whether they are considering liposuction or a tummy tuck.

With over 10 million cosmetic enhancement procedures performed in the U. S. in 2009 alone, Dr. Leikensohn and Dr. Scott says that board certification is a necessary component for any significant life decision such as plastic surgery. Due to the challenging evaluation process, they add that they are uniquely qualified as plastic surgeons, which contributes to the overall safety of their patients at the Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL.

About Dr. Leikensohn

John R. Leikensohn, MD, FACS, earned his medical degree from Georgetown University. After completing his general surgery residency, he completed training in otolaryngology and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Cincinnati, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Leikensohn is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Florida Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Lipolysis Society.

About Dr. Scott

Jeff Scott, MD, FACS is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Scott then completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Medical Society, and the Manatee County Medical Society.

The Plastic Surgery Center has two locations: 5807 21st Ave. West in Bradenton, FL 34209, which can be reached at (800) 941-4302; or 1219 East Ave. South, Suite 201 in Sarasota, FL 34239, which can be reached at (800) 305-2450. They can both be found online at http://www.floridacosmeticsurg.com/index.html.

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