Everyone is a Plastic Surgeon!

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I have already tried to warn the public about less than scrupulous physicians, not board certified in plastic surgery, who parade themselves as “cosmetic/plastic surgeons”. On a lighter note (and hopefully less dangerous public safety issue) it has become quite apparent to me that many of my patients report advise they have obtained from their friends, neighbors, colleagues and relatives. This well intended information on surgery and medicine is freely given by acquaintances once they have learned that their friend visited a plastic surgeon! Everyone has advise on something. The real test is whether they will take responsibility for it.