FACT: there is limited regulation or standardisation when it comes to the use of titles to describe qualifications in the area of cosmetic surgery
Prospective patients can become confused by the range and description of medical qualifications.
Given the high level of trust Australians put in the medical profession, prospective patients are
vulnerable and potentially at risk from those practitioners who operate outside their skill and
ASPS supports the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration and
use of titles. ASPS members are entitled to use the protected title “Specialist Plastic Surgeon”.
The Society advocates for transparent information for consumers about education, qualification
and the accreditation of premises.