Austin, Texas Plastic Surgery Practice Advises Patients on the Importance of
Selecting a Board-Certified Surgeon
Dr. David M. Mosier and Dr. Steven Holzman are board-certified plastic surgeons in Austin.
Leaders of the Plastic Surgery Center of Austin, Drs. Mosier and Holzman say one of the main
priorities for men and women who are interested in cosmetic procedures is to choose a surgeon
who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In order to become
board-certified, plastic surgeons must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in their field by
completing a rigorous application process.
Austin, Texas (Vocus) February 2, 2010 -- For people interested in plastic surgery in Austin, a quick search on the
Internet reveals many different practices offering the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face,
breasts, body, and skin. With all of plastic surgery centers and Medical Spas in the Central Texas region, selecting
the right practice and the right surgeon may seem like a daunting task. To help men and women make an informed
decision about where they choose to receive treatment, the Plastic Surgery Center of Austin is advising them on
the qualifications that they should look for in their plastic surgeon.
Dr. David Mosier and Dr. Steven Holzman of the Plastic Surgery Center of Austin say perhaps the most
important indication of a plastic surgeon’s experience and skill is whether or not he or she is certified by the
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). To become board-certified by the ABPS, a plastic surgeon must
graduate from an accredited medical school and complete at least five years of post-graduate training. This
advanced training must take place through an accredited residency program, and the applicant must train
exclusively in plastic surgery for at least two of the five years. To complete the certification procedure, the
surgeon must pass rigorous oral and written exams to demonstrate his or her mastery of the subject matter.
Although several other organizations