USA Today - "Lack of training can be deadly in cosmetic surgery"
Sep. 28, 2011
Not only plastic surgeons are qualified to perform cosmetic procedures. In response to a recent USA Today article, Dr. Richard G. Bennett, President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association wrote the following:

"The recent article 'Lack of training can be deadly in cosmetic surgery' by Jayne O'Donnell gave inaccurate information by emphasizing plastic surgeons as the only qualified providers of cosmetic surgery. This is simply not the case and does a grave disservice to consumers. Her article neglected to include the fact that dermatologic surgeons are physicians who also receive training in a variety of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as liposuction, during their residencies and are therefore a safe and expert choice for consumers seeking cosmetic procedures..."