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So you’ve decided to make a few improvements and the next step is selecting the best Plastic Surgeon for your surgery. First things first, do your research and choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you only have one body to live in for the rest of your life so treat it right!

You may be wondering, what’s the difference between an ASPS Member Board Certified Plastic Surgeon versus a regular Plastic Surgeon? An ASPS Member Board Certified Plastic Surgeon:

  • Is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery® (ABPS)
  • Has completed at least 6 years of surgical training after medical school with a minimum of 3 years of plastic surgery residency training
  • Passed comprehensive oral and written exams
  • Graduated from an accredited medical school
  • Completes continuing medical education, including patient safety each year
  • Performs surgery in an accredited, state-licensed, or Medicare-certified surgical facilities
  • Adheres to a strict Code of Ethics

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons must renew their Certification every 10-years. Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery (MOC-PS®) is the Plastic Surgeon’s commitment to ongoing professional development and assessment in line with other professional expectations and requirements within health care.


  • Verification of state medical license(s), hospital privileges, accreditation of non-hospital based freestanding outpatient surgery centers, membership in one of the Board’s sponsoring organizations, and peer review

Life-Long Learning and Self-Assessment

  • 150 CME (Continued Medical Education) credits in the previous 3 years
  • Completion of one MOC-approved educational activity

Assessment of Knowledge, Judgement, and Skills

  • MOC-PS® Examination

Improvement in Medical Practice

  • Completion of one Practice Assessment Module to review cases
  • Action Plan for Improvement
  • Review of benchmarking report of case data to compare to peers

All board certifications are not the same. A doctor that trains for a year in some form of surgery can be “certified” by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) which has less stringent requirements. ABCS sounds very similar to ABPS, but The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the only board recognized by the strict requirements of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). A Plastic Surgeon that is Board Certified by an ABMS specialty board is an expert in a medical specialty by meeting the profession-driven standards and requirements of one (or more) of the 24 ABMS certifying boards.

Long story short, don’t take a risk on the outcome of your plastic surgery results. Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and have peace of mind that you are in experienced and qualified hands.


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With a wide range of breast, body, and face procedures, our goal at Wave Plastic Surgery is to allow for all of our patients to achieve their ideal appearance, no matter their age or ethnicity. Our doctors all have extensive experience working with patients of all different backgrounds and have developed an expertise in Asian plastic surgery procedures such as Asian eyelid surgery and Asian nose surgery. We work with all sorts of men and women—both local to the Los Angeles area and from far out of town—to help find the right procedure to help them reach their goals.

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To ensure the continued health of our clients, our team, and the community during this unprecedented time, we are adhering to strict social distancing rules and following CDC guidelines for COVID-19 to provide you with a clean, safe, and comfortable experience. Please keep in mind that when booking your virtual consultation, our team will kindly ask for you to consent to the following protocols:

All patients who visit our locations are required to undergo a COVID-19 screening. For more detail please call our office at 888-674-3001.

For surgical/ non-surgical virtual consultation, a $100 non-refundable consultation fee is required to secure your virtual consultation. If you wish to proceed, the consultation fee will be applied to your treatment.

For surgical/ non-surgical in-person consultation, we will require: 

o   $100 non-refundable consultation fee with our consultant/ mid-level providers; 

o   $250 non-refundable consultation fee with our plastic surgeons; 

o   $500 non-refundable consultation fee with Dr. Peter Lee; 

o   This fee is non-refundable but can be used as a credit for future treatments or retail product purchases. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 888-674-3001.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to accommodate for additional screenings. We offer a 15-minute grace period, please note that if you are more than 15 minutes late, your treatment may be shortened or rescheduled. In addition, you will also be charged a $100 late fee. Wave Plastic Surgery is committed to the health and well-being of you and our staff members. Your safety is our top priority. Thank you for understanding.

We are all in this together to keep our community safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.


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