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FAQ - Choosing a Surgeon

Yes. Dr. Connall specializes in cosmetic surgery as well as cosmetic breast surgery (breast augmentation, augmentation and lift, breast lift, and breast reduction), which comprises the majority of the procedures he performs.

We are located only 10 miles south of downtown Portland in Tualatin, Oregon. We are only 2 miles south of Lake Oswego, Oregon and we are about 3 miles north of Wilsonville, Oregon.

The process of choosing a plastic surgeon can be quite extensive and should be done in a thorough and organized manner. Your selection of a qualified surgeon is just as important as your original decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. Experience, training, qualifications, post-operative photos and patient testimonials combined with an open and honest dialog with your prospective surgeon can help you choose the best surgeon for you.

Some selection criteria your surgeon should meet are:

  • Board certification. Your surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • Society Membership: Your surgeon should be in good standing in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In addition, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a prestigious group in which only board certified plastic surgeons are members.
  • Privileges at a local hospital or surgery center for all of the procedures you desire.
  • Commitment to continued education regarding the latest surgical techniques and patient safely initiatives.
  • Commitment to providing extensive patient education throughout your surgical experience, including an extensive and comprehensive one-on-one office consultation.
  • Established record and reputation for surgical excellence
  • Established ability to listen and appreciate each patient's unique needs
  • Commitment to providing nurturing and compassionate patient care
  • Maintaining a warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate office staff

We are confident that you will find that Dr. Connall and our staff meet and exceed all of the above criteria.

Yes, Dr. Connall is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (the only board that certifies fully trained plastic surgeons). Read more about Dr. Connall and his experience.

When you are choosing a plastic surgeon, you are looking for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In order to be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, one must graduate from an accredited medical school, do an internship and residency training in general surgery (or other approved surgical residency) and complete an approved residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. After graduation from an accredited plastic and reconstructive surgery residency, one must pass an extensive written examination. After that, one must successfully complete a rigorous oral examination process that includes review of the surgeon's operative cases performed over a nine month period.

To learn more about these organizations, please visit: home.absurgery.org or www.abplsurg.org

No. While there are numerous "boards" that physicians may be members of, there are only 24 specialty boards that are governed by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization comprising 24 medical specialty boards, is the pre-eminent entity overseeing physician certification in the United States.

For more than 70 years, ABMS' mission has been to maintain and improve the quality of medical care by assisting its Member Boards in developing and implementing educational and professional standards to evaluate and certify physician specialists.

Learn About ABMS

Yes, the American Board of Plastic Surgery is regulated by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

No. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only specialty board in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Yes, Dr. Connall is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the preeminent organization of plastic surgeons in the world. Only surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (and its Canadian counterpart) are eligible for ASPS membership. Only surgeons with the highest clinical and ethical standards are awarded membership in the ASPS.

The American College of Surgeons is the largest and most prestigious organization of surgeons in the world. In order to be a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons (FACS), a surgeon must be board certified, have successfully practiced a minimum of two years after board certification, and passed a review of clinical work, academic work and ethics in running his practice. In addition, Fellows of the College must evaluate and recommend the surgeon for membership. The initials F. A. C. S. after Dr. Connall's name denote that he has been designated a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, and has completed the above process.

17 years.

His training includes 4 years in study for his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the Honors College at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Oregon.

Four years in study in medical school at New York University, in New York, New York.

Six years of complete general surgery training (including a final year as Chief Resident and subsequent board certification in General Surgery) at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Irvine, California.

Three years of complete plastic surgery training at the University of Texas and USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center (including a final year as Chief Resident and subsequent board certification in Plastic Surgery) in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • We will nurture you through every step you take with us
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  • We will educate you so you can make confident decisions
  • We use state-of-the-art techniques to create optimal results
  • We're committed to excellence in everything we do
  • We love what we do & have fun caring for patients
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