Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Training
When researching a facial plastic surgeon you plan to see, it’s important to review his or her credentials. If you see that a plastic surgeon has completed a fellowship program in the proper subspecialty, it’s a big positive and generally means that they have a greater understanding of the procedure you want to undergo. If the physician has not completed a fellowship, this may not be the best surgical choice for you. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Azizzadeh was accepted into the world-renowned Harvard Medical School to continue his training in facial paralysis and facial plastic surgery, an honor given to only one surgeon annually.
Though fellowship training is not required, it shows one’s commitment to excellence. After all the years of attending college, medical school, and residency, going straight from residency to private practice is common. Delaying starting a private practice to get further surgical training is what you should be looking for in a plastic surgeon as a patient, as it solidifies that surgeon’s expertise.