Our Surgeons - Dr Buck and Dr Ross (Members of ASPS and ASAPS)Our surgeons and staff at The Palm Harbor Plastic Surgery Centre are here to help you make a confident, informed decision. Our surgeons have over 35 years of combined plastic surgery experience transforming lives. See what they can do for you.
The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPS), founded in 1931, represents 97 percent of all physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Members also include physicians certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The Society has recently changed their name to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This name change simplifies our organization and includes all procedures done; cosmetic as well as reconstructive. By choosing an ASPS member plastic surgeon, patients can be assured that the physician has graduated from an accredited medical school and completed at least five years of additional residency, usually three years in general surgery and two years in plastic surgery. To be certified by ABPS, a physician must also practice plastic surgery for two years and pass comprehensive written and oral examinations. Our physicians (Drs. Ross and Buck) are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and members of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (see below). When you entrust your face or body to a plastic surgeon, you want to be sure that you are selecting the very best. That’s why you should choose a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
What is ASAPS? ASAPS is an organization devoted exclusively to advancing the science and art of cosmetic plastic surgery. Its members are a select group of board-certified plastic surgeons who have earned the right to display the distinctive ASAPS logo, depicting the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti and symbolizing the highest achievement in cosmetic plastic surgery.
What sets ASAPS surgeons apart? During their residency training, plastic surgeons learn to perform both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. Those who are members of ASAPS have chosen cosmetic surgery as their primary interest. That’s important to your for several reasons: Specialization in cosmetic surgery. Only board-certified plastic surgeons who devote a significant portion of their practice to cosmetic surgery are invited into ASAPS membership. Ongoing education in the latest techniques. To maintain membership in ASAPS, a plastic surgeon must regularly participate in accredited continuing education in cosmetic surgery. This ensures that ASAPS surgeons are up-to-date with the latest in the field- advances that can directly benefit you. Highest standards of patient care and ethical practice. Applicants for membership must be recommended by an ASAPS surgeon in their region who knows their professional reputation. ASAPS members adhere to the highest ethical standards for patient care and professional conduct.
Don’t’ settle for less When choosing your plastic surgeon, first check for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the board-certification that indicates complete training in plastic surgery. Then ask if your surgeon is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ross and Dr. Buck are members. Don’t settle for less than a board-certified plastic surgeon who has earned membership in ASAPS, the Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery™.