To be able to call oneself a plastic surgeon, a person must complete at least eight years additional training after their initial medical degree, including specialist surgical training.
However, a medical practitioner does not require surgical training to practice under the title of cosmetic surgeon, and this is a concern according to Doctor Dan Kennedy of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
“Eye surgeons and neurosurgeons without proper qualifications would be run out of town pretty quickly,” he said.
But this is not the case with cosmetic surgeons.
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