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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

What Does It Mean for a Doctor to Have Hospital Privileges for a Procedure?

I've heard that your plastic surgeon should have hospital privileges... What does this mean, exactly? How do they get them and why do they matter... 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

Whats the Difference Between Board Certified and Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?

Can someone please explain the difference between a board certified plastic surgeon and a double board certified plastic surgeon. Both are in the... READ MORE

Why Wouldn't a Surgeon Get Board-certified in Plastic Surgery?

I was researching the docs from E's Dr. 90210, and the lead guy Dr. Roberto Rey does not seem to be board-certified. I read his entire resume and... 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

Is Being a Fellow of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery a Good Credential?

Would this distinction along with his dermatolgy credentials make my dermatolgist acceptable for performing procedures such as Sculptra injections and... READ MORE

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery vs American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

What exactly are the differences in being Board Certified and having memberships in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery AND/OR the... READ MORE

I was wondering what does PC mean? Are they the same as MD? Are they qualified to perforn cosmetic surgery?

I was wondering what does PC mean? Are they the same as MD? Are they qualified to perforn cosmetic surgery? 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

Can I Practice Cosmetic Procedures Privately As Internist?

I am a medical student and planning to do a residency in Internal Medicine and then open a private practice. I plan to take short courses in cosmetic... READ MORE

How Can I Check a Doctor's Certification?

After reading all this I wanted to do a check on the surgeon I used 6 weeks ago in Seattle, but I can not find the surgeon who did my LSL on any... 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


I am considering a rhinoplasty who's going to be done by a surgeon who is a member of the American Academy of facial plastic and reconstructive... READ MORE

Should It Be a Red Flag if my Selected Plastic Surgeon Can't Provide Me with a Reference?

Hello, I plan to have a tummy tuck soon and have met with 3 board certified PSs. The PS I selected was recommended to me by my OBGYN and he is very... READ MORE

Is It Bad if the Doctor is Not Board Certified with the ABPS?

I am looking for a doctor and found 1 who has performed thousands of the treatments that I am looking at (laser tightening, resurfacing, and... READ MORE

One of my Choices of Plastic Surgeon is Not Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Yet. Should I Go With Her Anyway?

I was referred to a surgeon by another surgeon. I went in to see her and LOVED her. She was very thorough, answered my questions honestly with great... READ MORE

Trusting Smart Lipo Doctor Certified by AACS?

I have been looking around for dr that perform Smart Lipo. I have seen a number of plastic surgeon but the one I like the most is cosmetic surgeon... READ MORE

Is Being Board Certified Enough??

As long as the surgeon I've chosen for my procedure is ASPS certified, should I feel at ease even if he has been practicing only 2 years? I just... READ MORE

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