Do You Know The Difference?

Specialist Plastic Surgeon vs ‘cosmetic surgeon’

If you are contemplating plastic or cosmetic surgery, the most important decision you will make is your choice of surgeon. It is important to check they are a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and a member of both the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

At the Western Australian Plastic Surgery Centre, all our surgeons are Specialist Plastic Surgeons and fully accredited members of RACS and ASPS.

By comparison, there is not the same level of accreditation and training for doctors calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’. In Australia, any doctor can perform surgery and call themselves a ‘cosmetic surgeon’. Consequently, their training, skills and experience can vary greatly.

Read more about these important facts by visiting the Why Choose Us page.