Truth in Advertising

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Once again I have recently run into patients seeking more cosmetic and/or corrective cosmetic surgery after having these procedures performed by ENT, Dermatology, Oral Surgery and Ophthamology physicians. Every patient was surprised to learn that their surgeon was not a board certified plastic surgeon. They were board certified alright! Certified in their own field of endeavor. When physicians advertise themselves as cosmetic surgeons they should be truthful about their board certification. It continues to be a matter of patient safety as well as patient satisfaction.