March 30, 2016
Choosing between a plastic vs. a cosmetic surgeon and don’t know the difference? Let Lourdes help.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have spent years training in approved programs and are the only surgeons who are eligible for membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
While plastic surgeons perform cosmetic surgery, those who identify as “cosmetic” surgeons may not be board certified in plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgeons who are not Plastic Surgeons generally complete workshops and apprentice which is not monitored by the Residency Review Committee. The training and ability to handle complications may differ widely.
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