Myth 2: Is a cosmetic surgeon the best person to perform aesthetic surgery because it isn’t reconstructive?
It is not a commonly understood fact that cosmetic surgical procedures were developed from well performed and reliable reconstructive procedures to address problems in patients relating to trauma, deformity or cancer excision.
As these procedures became more and more reliable, the application of these procedures to other situations and in particular for cosmetic indications developed. The procedures have then been further developed and researched to get us to where we are today.
When performed properly it is not possible to separate aesthetic/cosmetic surgery from reconstructive surgery.
A Specialist Plastic Surgeon is quite simply the most qualified person to perform your cosmetic surgery.
Dr Mark Magnusson is the current President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.