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Cosmetic Followship?

Discussion in 'Plastic Surgery' started by NRAI2001, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. NRAI2001

    NRAI2001 3K Member
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    If someone were to do a general surgery residency and then do a cosmetic surgery fellowship, would they be able to most of the procedures a plastic surgeon can do?
     
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    you're kidding me, right?
     
  4. NRAI2001

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    No man, thats why i am asking, I don't know much about residencies and fellowships.
     
  5. maxheadroom

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    A "Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship" is a FRAUD for anyone who is not board-eligible in Plastic Surgery or the Facial Plastics/ENTs. No, a general surgeon who completed a "Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship" would not be able to perform the majority of cases done in PRS. Furthermore, there is no true "Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship" -- especially not for general surgeons. There are a few high-volume cosmetic centers where BE/BC Plastic Surgeons will do extra training (mini-fellowships) in various cosmetic procedures. Notable "Cosmetic Fellowships" are Paces in Atlanta, Baker/Stuzin in Miami, UTSW/Barton in Dallas, and Aston in NYC.
     
  6. NRAI2001

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    O ok, yea thats what I thought. I just saw this guy http://www.lookingyourbest.com/surgeons/about/fforouzanpour and it made me curious.
     
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    Please note that he has no credentials from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
     
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    Thats true, but I don't think most patients really know what those credentials mean.
     
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    bizump. this is interesting. i think i know a couple of md's who did something similar.
     
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    Personally, I would never go to anyone who did not complete a plastic surgery residency and is BC in plastic and reconstructive surgery. If I needed any sort craniofacial procedure I might even prefer to go to someone who has done an OMFS or ENT residency prior to plastics. But here is my question: A lot of these aesthetic procedures are minimaly invasive so really, how much training do you need to get good at it? I would imagine that in a PRS residency, the reconstructive microsurgical procedures are the ones that are really difficult and require the training, the aesthetic stuff is the smaller part. So if I wanted someone to inject botox into my butt cheeks to make them perkier or whatever, or get a hair transplant it would not matter what sort of a residency they have done as long as they have mastered the procedure they now do. As far as any heavily invasive procedure or reconstructive work... has to be PRS BC
     
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    A lot more then you'd think. The margin for error of unacceptable results is MUCH higher with aesthetics (particularly of the face) & the customers/patients frequently have unrealistic expectations. You can really mess someone up bad doing cosmetic surgery & technique is so very important for predictable outcomes.
     
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    Just wait until you see someone with a facial nerve palsy from a facelift. Scary thing is, even the good guys get that complication, sometimes.
     

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