A doctor’s board-certification is the best indicator of his or her training in a particular medical or surgical specialty. Look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify doctors in the field of plastic surgery.
Inquire if physician is an active member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The ASPS is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world, and ASAPS membership ensures that a doctor non only is ABPS-certified, but also has significant experience in cosmetic surgery. ASAPS membership is by invitation only.
Dr. Papaila is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.