When women and men consider plastic surgery, it is often based on their preconceived notions
of how traditional procedures might help them look and feel better. However, medical and
surgical advances provide so many more options than just a facelift or liposuction. This is one
reason why Dr. Ashley Robey is triple board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of
Otolaryngology. On-going, continuous learning, and advancement in the latest techniques
allows today’s clients a wider range of options, often less invasive and with better results.
As someone considering plastic surgery, why should you care? Board-certification is easiest to
understand when related to a driver's license. Can you operate a vehicle perfectly fine without
having a valid driver's license? Absolutely. Let's say it was your first time in a vehicle with
someone and you're about to embark on a road trip - would you be comfortable knowing they
did not have one? Maybe/probably not?
Board-certification tells the patient, the public and the medical community that this Plastic
Surgeon is certified (similar to how a driver proves they can drive by obtaining a license).
Certification means that the surgeon obtained a specific curriculum to be proficient in plastic
surgery. They studied, were examined, studied more and were examined more. It is a costly
endeavor, a long process and one which holds merit.
Being certified by these prestigious boards “shows dedication and expertise to your field of
study,” says Dr. Robey. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon has had rigorous training for
between 6-8 years or longer after medical school on all aspects of surgery and plastic surgery.
As such, those certified represent the gold standard for plastic surgeons. All plastic surgeons
are cosmetic surgeons but not all cosmetic surgeons are plastic surgeons.
For example, Dr. Robey’s additional certification with the American Board of Otolaryngology
acknowledges the growth and complexity of medical science, clinical care and the importance of
the physician’s relationship with the patient in delivering quality clinical outcomes.
Otolaryngology is a regional surgical specialty which is devoted to disorders, anatomy, birth
defects, and reconstruction of the face, neck, and structures associated with it. This includes
cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face and this training gives unparalleled knowledge
and surgical anatomy of the face and neck.
Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision. By dedicating time and effort to advanced
certification, Dr. Ashley Robey wants to ensure your best outcomes. Only by scheduling a
consultation with Dr. Robey will you be able to understand all your surgical options as a patient.