Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
What is the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon? If you are a real plastic surgeon, the difference is everything; if you are not, you'd like to say the difference is nothing - Charles K Lee MD FACS
1. It takes a lot of very unglamorous training to become a plastic surgeon. When I was training to be a plastic surgeon, everyone thought it was glamorous. But it took me 10 years of training. It was not glamorous. We worked over 100 hours a week and I was in the hospital overnight every second or third night for on-call shifts. Everyone thought I was doing Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery from the get-go and I wasn't. My mom [didn't understand] why was I working so hard. It's 100 percent underestimated because there's so much to plastic surgery. I went to med school, I did a general surgery residency, I did two years of basic science research, I did a fellowship in plastic surgery, and…
When I was training to be a plastic surgeon, everyone thought it was glamorous. But it took me 10 years of training. It was not glamorous. We worked over 100 hours a week and I was in the hospital overnight every second or third night for on-call shifts.
Plastic Surgery News® focuses on the most current issues affecting the specialty of plastic surgery. Written exclusively for plastic surgeons, this tabloid news publication is published eight times a year and provides the type of information not available in any other publication.
PSP: Plastic Surgery Practice provides aesthetic practitioners with the latest information on clinical innovations, practice-management trends, and emerging products and technologies.
We are a group of residents and fellows at some of the top integrated and independent plastic surgery programs in the U.S. We recognized that there is no central source for unbiased advice on how to navigate the application, interview, and matching process in plastic surgery. So we are building it.
This site is dedicated to those who aspire to become a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. This site will chronicle my own journey to this profession and give insight on how to embark on a similar career.
e-LPRAS supports the training programme for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and is aimed at plastic surgery trainees from specialty training year 3 (ST3) onwards. The e-learning will also appeal to consultants, non-consultant career grades and allied health professionals who want to increase and update their knowledge base.
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The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.
Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world's largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Our extensive collections of reviews, photos, and doctor Q&A make RealSelf the most trusted resource for those who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter.
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