WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COSMETIC SURGEON AND A PLASTIC SURGEON?
Cosmetic VS Plastic
Title – MBBS
Not recognised by the AMC.
5-6 years of education for an MBBS.
The cosmetic component can be a series of short courses ranging from 1 day to a few weeks on a topic of their choosing – i.e. injectables, liposuction or breast implants.
Title – MBBS FRACS (Plast)
Recognised by AMC.
A minimum of 12 years medical and surgical education.
Including at least an additional 5 years of specialist postgraduate training.
Member of ASPS & RACS
MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
RACS – Royal Australasian college of Surgeons
FRACS – Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
AMC – Australian Medical Council
ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
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