Cosmetic Surgery vs Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: What’s the Difference?

Recently on ABC’s Four Corners programme, the underbelly of cosmetic surgery was revealed. It was discussed how some cosmetic doctors misrepresent themselves as surgeons. This is supported by glossy advertisements that can encourage vulnerable people into potentially harmful cosmetic procedures.

In the video below Dr. Allan Kalus discusses the difference between cosmetic surgeons and aesthetic plastic surgeons and the reasons patients may seek surgery in the first place.

“We restore, rebuild, and make whole those parts which nature hath given but which fortune has taken away; not so much that it may delight the eye, but that it might buoy up the spirit, and help the mind of the afflicted.” – Gaspare Tagliacozzi