Cosmetic procedures can be huge, life-changing decisions, and you want to make sure you’re in the hands of a knowledgeable, experienced professional who knows exactly what they’re doing. But imagine going under the knife with a surgeon who has no training in the procedure he’s performing. It’s a terrifying thought, but it’s surprisingly common.
A general surgeon can claim to be a plastic surgeon with minimal (if any) real experience or know-how of the specialized field. And it’s not illegal. We recently explored this phenomenon among dermatologists, and wanted to get the truth behind the trend among surgeons.