For anyone considering breast surgery, a serious warning features in this news story by the Daily Mail Australia. It reports that unaccredited medical practitioners without specialist surgical accreditation from the Australian Medical Association can legally perform cosmetic surgery in Australia.
The Medical Board of Australia says that under current Australian law, practitioners do not need to be a fully qualified plastic surgeon to perform procedures such as a breast enlargement.
“Even a GP who has done no training can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon,” says Board Chair, Dr Joanna Flynn.
There is a significant difference between a ‘cosmetic surgeon’ and a ‘plastic surgeon’, and this report highlights the importance of choosing only a specialist plastic surgeon if planning a breast augmentation.
At Assure, all our surgeons are specialist plastic surgeons and fully accredited members of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons – recognised as the only legitimate professional body representing the field of cosmetic surgery in Australia. You can read more about us and what to look for when choosing your surgeon, here.
Read the news report here:
Daily Mail Story
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