Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon


Any health practitioner may perform cosmetic surgery, but that does not ensure they are qualified or board-certified in plastic surgery. Only surgeons who have undergone years of specialized training, additional education, and certification may add “Board-Certified” to their title.

For a surgeon to be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the following rigorous qualifications must be met:

  • Complete at least (6) years of surgical training following medical school with a minimum of (3) years of plastic surgery residency training
  • Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete continuing medical education, including patient safety, every year
  • Perform surgery in accredited, state-licensed, or Medicare-certified surgical facilities
  • Adhere to a strict Code of Ethics


Dr. Mark Crispin is board-certified in plastic surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

His expertise and experience—over 25 years’ worth—is extensive. Dr. Crispin pursued several cosmetic subspecialties, including a prestigious fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. He is a strong advocate of continuing education and stays versed in the latest cosmetic industry advances and surgical techniques in order to deliver the best surgical outcomes to his patients.

For a safe and successful plastic surgery outcome, do your research!  Patients place their trust in Dr. Crispin because his credentials are impeccable, he is highly trained, a skilled artist and he is always current on his board recertification. Why would you settle for less?