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What is the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon? If you are a real plastic surgeon, the difference is everything; if you are not, you'd like to say the difference is nothing - Charles K Lee MD FACS

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13 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Plastic Surgeon


1. It takes a lot of very unglamorous training to become a plastic surgeon. When I was training to be a plastic surgeon, everyone thought it was glamorous. But it took me 10 years of training. It was not glamorous. We worked over 100 hours a week and I was in the hospital overnight every second or third night for on-call shifts. Everyone thought I was doing Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery from the get-go and I wasn't. My mom [didn't understand] why was I working so hard. It's 100 percent underestimated because there's so much to plastic surgery. I went to med school, I did a general surgery residency, I did two years of basic science research, I did a fellowship in plastic surgery, and…

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