Want to know what is the biggest scam in plastic surgery? It is that a “cosmetic surgeon” is the same as a plastic surgeon. The truth is that a “cosmetic surgeon” is any doctor who has chosen to perform cosmetic surgery. This says nothing about their particular training or what their residency was. They may be general surgeons, obstetricians, or gynecologists. In fact, many “cosmetic surgeons” are not even surgeons at all. There are opthamologists, cardiologists, internists, and radiologists advertising themselves as “cosmetic surgeons” who are performing breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and liposuction. Some would argue that is the patients’ fault for allowing these doctors to perform surgical procedures that are outside the scope of medical training. Continue reading "The Biggest Scam in Plastic Surgery – the “Cosmetic Surgeon”"