IS A COSMETIC SURGEON THE SAME AS A PLASTIC SURGEON?

/IS A COSMETIC SURGEON THE SAME AS A PLASTIC SURGEON?

Actually the titles “cosmetic surgeon” and “plastic surgeon” are not interchangeable. Any physician, including a dermatologist or ob-gyn, who makes surgical improvements to his or her patients’ appearance is a cosmetic surgeon. But a plastic surgeon is a physician who has completed a residency to gain education and training specifically in plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons may choose to call themselves cosmetic surgeons, but the reverse is not true; cosmetic surgeons should not call themselves plastic surgeons.

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