“Cosmetic” Surgeons Vs. Trained Plastic Surgeons: Dr. Layt Appears on the No Spin Live Show to Discuss the Important Distinctions

If you are considering plastic surgery, there are many important decisions you will make regarding the ideal treatment for your needs and the overall process involved. The selection of your plastic surgeon is one of the most vital steps, and it is necessary to understand the differences between the various types of doctors who offer cosmetic enhancement procedures. Our experienced, specialty-trained plastic surgeon, Dr Craig Layt, was recently invited to appear as part of a panel of experts on the Australian Edition of No Spin Live to talk about these differences and discuss an alarming trend: patients who are being treated by “Cosmetic” Surgeons who may not be qualified to offer certain types of aesthetic services.

On the program, Dr. Layt talked about the controversy regarding physicians who call themselves “cosmetic” surgeons even though they may not have the proper training to successfully perform plastic surgery procedures. “This has been something that’s been going on for a long time. The fact is that society equates the term “surgeon” with someone who has a really high skill level and expertise after extensive training. The trouble is, if anyone can put that next to themselves, that’s misleading the public.”

Dr. Layt talked about recent events in the news that have brought this issue to the fore, and discussed the potential for legislation and the need for the Federal Health Minister’s support to help address the problem for the entire country. As a past president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, one of Dr. Layt’s goals was to try to ensure that major cosmetic procedures were only performed in accredited facilities. “That leverages the fact that accredited facilities have a governance program which only allows properly accredited plastic surgeons to operate there.”
Dr. Layt believes better training can yield better outcomes. He says that, ultimately, this issue is a public safety concern. “This is not a turf war between ‘cosmetic’ surgeons and those who have more training. This is about someone doing the job the way they should.”

You can view the entire segment on No Spin Live here. Please contact The Layt Clinic for more information, or to schedule a consultation.