Plastic Surgeon Imitators to Avoid

In a prior blog, Dr. Geers promised to provide you with a list of Plastic Surgeon Imitators/Knockoffs/Wannabes whom you should avoid when it comes to protecting yourself or anyone you love and cherish. There are a multitude of Non-Plastic Surgeons with no qualms about using you as a surgical guinea pig. They take weekend courses taught by other Non-Plastic Surgeons and some, as seen on at least one website have, “educated” themselves about Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Refer to this blog at any time if you have any questions about who exactly should NOT be performing your Tummy TuckBreast Augmentation with ImplantsNatural Breast Augmentation/Breast Augmentation with FatLiposuction, Breast Reduction, or any other Plastic Surgery that can have serious complications. 

Please note that Plastic Surgeon Imposters may be “Board Certified,” but that certification is not in the specialty of PLASTIC SURGERY! 

Imitators to Avoid

The following Physicians and non-physicians do NOT have the formal training to be performing Plastic Surgery on your body (or the body of anyone you cherish). Sadly, this list is not exhaustive. 

  1. Obstetricians
  2. Gynecologists
  3. Family Medicine Physicians
  4. Internal Medicine Physicians 
  5. Emergency Room Physicians
  6. Dentists
  7. General Surgeons
  8. Urologists
  9. Pathologists
  10. Radiologists
  11. Nurses 
  12. Nurse Practitioners
  13. Physician Assistants
  14. Medical Assistants
  15. Office Managers
  16. Anyone who may play a doctor on television*
  17. Anyone who is NOT a surgeon and who is also not BOARD ELIGIBLE or BOARD CERTIFIED in PLASTIC SURGERY 

Disclaimer: While to Dr. Geers’ knowledge, no one who has acted as a doctor on television has posed as a Plastic Surgeon, they were included in the list because the thought of having one of them perform your Plastic Surgery procedure is as ridiculous as having any of the other medical personnel who are not Plastic Surgeons perform your surgery. 

Carry on smartly.

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