At Eden Institute, our patients’ safety is our number one priority. We make every effort to educate our patients, ensuring they are always well-informed.
There has been some industry confusion recently, with many Australians unaware of the differences between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon. Whilst both titles have the word ‘surgeon’, it doesn’t mean both are qualified to perform the same surgical procedures.
Why do I need to understand the difference between a Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon?
In Australia, anyone with a medical degree (including GPs) can call themselves a ‘Cosmetic Surgeon’.
The use of the term ‘surgeon’ is permitted, as basic training teaches all doctors to cut and stitch. This means that ‘Cosmetic Surgeons’ are legally able to perform major surgical operations like Breast Augmentations and Face Lifts, even if they have no specialist surgical training.