Choosing the right Specialist Plastic Surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make, and you should ensure that your Specialist Plastic Surgeon not only shares your aesthetic goals, but is also properly qualified to perform cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery.
Dr Charles Cope is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has been trained to the highest possible standards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) .
Currently in NSW any doctor with a basic medical degree can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon and perform surgery.
In Australia, the national Medical Board states that the Specialist Plastic Surgeon title can only be used by FRACS approved specialist surgeons in the recognised Specialty of Plastic Surgery.
Specialist Plastic Surgeons are accredited by the Commonwealth Governments of Australia through the Australian Medical Council (AMC), to perform all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
All members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons have undergone rigorous plastic surgery training, which usually involves 10 years of postgraduate training. All members of ASPS are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), which is recognized as the benchmark standard for surgical training within Australia for both cosmetic surgery in Sydney and plastic surgery in Sydney.
Each member of ASPS and FRACS is required to undergo a continuing education program and participate in peer reviewed audits, where other plastic surgeons assess their work. This ensures that the highest standards in plastic and cosmetic surgery are maintained, with each plastic surgeon being recertified every year.
Dr Charles Cope has undergone 12 years of specialist plastic surgery training, including Fellowships in both Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, and has a commitment to providing the highest level of expertise and care in his surgical practice in both cosmetic surgery in Sydney and plastic surgery in Sydney.
As part of his commitment to continuing education, Dr Charles Cope travels overseas to the USA and Europe to Plastic Surgery Conferences every year to ensure his practice of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Sydney is at the forefront of current plastic surgery techniques.
Dr Cope, as a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), encourages you to contact ASPS or visit their website for a list of certified Specialist Plastic Surgeons before choosing someone to perform your cosmetic surgery in Sydney or plastic surgery in Sydney.