It goes without saying that Plastic Surgeons should do Plastic Surgery. Right?!
Well, unfortunately this is not always the case! Plastic Surgery involves two important components: Cosmetic and Reconstructive. Reconstructive Plastic Surgery involves an operation that tries to bring normalcy to a genetic defect, congenital abnormality, trauma victim from abuse or violence, burn injuries, etc. Cosmetic surgery is a multi-billion dollar industry, cash or credit up-front surgery that enhances the normal patient. The patients in this category want to look better or feel better about themselves. Hence, a lot of practitioners (not plastic surgeons) are “dabbling” in this practice. Why you ask, because it can be lucrative and the lay public doesn’t really understand their qualifications.