I just read an interesting article in this months American Society of Plastic Surgeons journal. It looked at just exactly who was providing Cosmetic Surgery services in Southern California. Here’s a snapshot of what was found.
Doctors providing Liposuction, the second most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in this country, came from a variety training backgrounds, some surgical and some not. The fields include Plastic Surgeons, ENT, Dermatology, Family Practice, Ophthomology, General Surgery, Ob-Gyn, Oral Surgery, ER, Radiology, Pathology, and Urology. The eye opening thing, in my opinion, is that about half of the represented specialties had no formal surgical training in their residencies. They learned Liposuction at weekend courses.
When you are considering cosmetic surgery, you need to take a close look at your surgeon’s credentials…they may not be what you think they are.
Lee Corbett, MD