What is the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

The level of training undertaken is the most significant difference between Plastic SurgeonS and a Cosmetic Doctors/Surgeons.  Anyone with a medical degree can perform cosmetic surgery in Australia. Only ASPS (Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) members are Plastic Surgeons who have undertaken the rigorous years of further study necessary to become a Plastic Surgeon.

It takes eight years of extra training – on top of a medical degree - to qualify as a Plastic Surgeon. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as the legitimate professional body representing the field of cosmetic surgery in this country.

You should always check whether somebody is a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon by telephoning the Society's hotline 1300 367 446 or visiting their website www.plasticsurgery.org.au.

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What is the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

The level of training undertaken is the most significant difference between Plastic SurgeonS and a Cosmetic Doctors/Surgeons.  Anyone with a medical degree can perform cosmetic surgery in Australia. Only ASPS (Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) members are Plastic Surgeons who have undertaken the rigorous years of further study necessary to become a Plastic Surgeon.

It takes eight years of extra training – on top of a medical degree - to qualify as a Plastic Surgeon. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as the legitimate professional body representing the field of cosmetic surgery in this country.

You should always check whether somebody is a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon by telephoning the Society's hotline 1300 367 446 or visiting their website www.plasticsurgery.org.au.

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