Are cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery different practices?

Posted on Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Dr Michael Miroshnik (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon)

“I believe really sincerely that you need to first master reconstructive surgery before you can become a good aesthetic or cosmetic surgeon. And the reason is, they’re not two different things. They’re actually a linked entity. A lot of cosmetic surgeons becomes reconstructive surgeons. For example breast reduction surgery, in some elements it’s reconstruction, in some elements it’s cosmetic. And you need to really have two minds in set in order to perform both well. And only plastic surgeons are truly qualified to do both.” 


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