ABOUT BOARD CERTIFICATION
Board certification is important because it ensures that your surgeon has the training, qualifications, and experience necessary to perform plastic surgery procedures safely and skillfully .
By choosing a board certified plastic surgeon, you can be sure that your doctor has extensive experience in any procedure you are considering. A board certified plastic surgeon can also provide you with the guidance you need in order to make an informed decision.
Plastic Surgery Boards & Societies
- The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
The American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies only physicians who have completed the following:
- Medical school
- A specialized residency in Surgery, Otolaryngology, or Orthopedics
- A Plastic Surgery residency
- A rigorous set of oral and written examinations
Once certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeons can apply for membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To qualify for membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a surgeon must meet certain requirements for continuing education as well as possess a specific level of cosmetic surgery experience.
Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2014 Lawrence Shaw, MD
The SHAW Center
8913 E. Bell Road #201
Scottsdale, AZ 85260