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Plastic Surgeon Vs. Cosmetic Surgeon - What's the Difference?

Can somebody tell me what the difference is, if any, between a cosmetic and plastic surgeon?  I am also unclear about how facial plastic surgeons... READ MORE

Does a Plastic Surgeon Have to Be Board Certified?

I recently went in for a consult with a surgeon regarding brazillian butt augmentation and breast implants and the pictures of before and after seem... READ MORE

Where to Check Plastic Surgeon Credentials and Qualifications?

Where might I go to check out a physician's past training, years in practice, etc. Also, the new "hot" plastic surgeon in NY has a great... READ MORE

What is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery?

As a nurse I probably should know the answer, yet I cannot figure out what is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Who can be a... READ MORE

Offensive to Consult with Multiple Plastic Surgeons?

Do you recommend your patients get a consultation with another surgeon? If they do, are you offended? I had that situation recently and the initial... READ MORE

Is "Board Certification" the Same Thing for ABMS Vs ABPS?

There is a on-going argument in my city between physicians who are certified in another field (ENT)through ABMS and physicians who are certified by... READ MORE

When Searching for a Plastic Surgeon What Qualifications/Credentials Should the MD Have?

When searching for a plastic surgeon what qualifications/credentials should the MD possess? Also, what other elements should I be concerned with or... READ MORE

What's the Difference Between Plastic Surgery Organizations?

What is the difference between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery? Of the 3 consultations... READ MORE

D.O. Vs M.D. - Are They Both Qualified to Do Cosmetic Surgery?

Does a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) have the same qualifications to do cosmetic procedures as a Medical Doctor (M.D.)? Does it matter which... READ MORE

How Do I Confirm Where a Doctor Has Hospital Privileges?

How do I receive information about where a doctor has hospital privileges? READ MORE

Choosing Plastic Surgeons Based on Diplomas and Memberships?

When trying to choose a plastic surgeon, how does one tell the difference between all the different diplomas and "Member of" associations? READ MORE

Difference Between ABPS and ABFPRS Board Certification?

What is the difference between being board certified with ABPS and ABFPRS? Is one more prestigous than another, or does the other require more... READ MORE

How to Check Doctors' Real Reviews and Results?

I went in for a consultation, was very impressed: great staff, very nice doctor. I went home researched other places, decided to go with the doctor I... READ MORE

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery - Does This Mean Board Certification?

A Doctor Who is a Board Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Does That Means He is a Certified Plastic Surgeon? READ MORE

What is the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

A lot of doctors on realself are saying to go to a plastic surgeon nwho has a certification from the american board of plastic surgery. excuse the... READ MORE

Difference Between DO and MD Plastic Surgeons?

Dear Doctors,Can you explain the difference between a D.O. & an M.D.? Amount of schooling, training, how long do they attend school to get their... READ MORE

Websites to Check Credentials of Doctors?

What websites can I go to get information on credentials of the Plastic surgeon? READ MORE

Could You Tell Me if a Doctor Who is a Board Certified Surgeon the Same Thing As Being Board Certified in Plastic Surgery?

I found a Dr who I like, but when I look him up he is not certified in Plastic Surgery only surgery. Is that the same thing? READ MORE

Bridalplasty -- Is It Appropriate That a Board Certified (ABPS / ASPS) Surgeon Be on Such a TV Show?

Bridalplasty on E! TV has concluded it's run, and according to two articles on, this "Contest" television show has now... READ MORE

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