What is the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?
As a general rule a plastic surgeon can perform both types of surgery however, most cosmetic surgeons cannot perform plastic surgery. This is because the level of qualification for a plastic surgeon is higher than it is for cosmetic surgeons. The latter are not required to go through such extensive training, but, of course, still have to be highly qualified to perform their surgery.
It is essential when considering cosmetic surgery that checks are made on the qualifications of your chosen surgeon, as there can be a number of unregulated surgeons operating in the business with just a basic medical degree.
Most cosmetic surgery is not funded by the NHS as it is considered elective surgery.
When choosing your surgeon, hospital or clinic it is tempting to opt for the cheapest price. However, it’s important to mention that the price of the procedure will usually reflect the experience and seniority of the surgeon.
The surgeons with practicing privileges at HMT St. Hugh’s Hospital are:
Mr Alastair Platt
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Surgeon
Mr Muhammad Riaz
Tutor Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
If you are interested in finding out more about the procedures available at St Hugh’s, visit our dedicated Cosmetics page.