How do I choose a surgeon?
We recommend that you choose a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who is a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
ASAPS and ASPS Members are fully trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons certified by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. They have undergone extensive specialist training program involving six years training in recognised training centers, undergoing regular assessment and examinations. They are taught cosmetic surgery in lectures, tutorials, courses and by demonstration. They are assisted in their early operations by experienced surgeons.
ASAPS and ASPS members regularly attend meetings in Australia and Internationally.
ASAPS and ASPS members work in reputable, accredited hospitals and clinics. Within these hospitals, specialists from other disciplines who are also on the MBA Register within their own fields, support them.
Beware of surgeons who are not members of ASAPS or ASPS. It is important you understand what qualifications mean, or more importantly, do not mean. Many practitioners claim to be, but some are not actually qualified surgeons. The letters ‘FRACS’ displayed in your doctor’s qualifications indicates that he or she is a Fellow of the Royal Australian
College of Surgeons and that he or she has undergone a rigorous surgical training program.
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