cosmetic surgeon

Cosmetic surgeon vs. Plastic Surgeon

There is a growing “turf war” between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons regarding who is qualified to perform cosmetic surgery.  Central to this battle are issues of safety, ego and greed.  Cosmetic surgery is a rare area in medicine where earnings are not effected by government and insurance reimbursements.  As a result, there is a growing …

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Lack of training in plastic surgery can be deadly

The medical field understands the difference between a residency trained “plastic surgeon” and a “cosmetic surgeon”. Unfortunately, many patients don’t understand this distinction. It is out of control. Gynecologists, internists, ER doctors… everyone is claiming they are “cosmetic surgeons”. Most with little to no formal training. Patients are getting mislead, patients are getting deformed and …

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