Plastic, reconstructive and esthetics surgery is a specialty gathered after 6 years of medical education in medicine faculty and following 5-6 years of training. Lately, there is a confusion in our country with all the terms of; ESTHETICIAN, HAIR TRANSPLANTATION EXPERT, MEDICAL ESTHETICS EXPERT, FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY EXPERT, COSMETIC SURGEON etc. These professions are not accepted by laws and regulations in Turkey, and it also let others to have a cover for doing our job.
The names above are not confirmed specialist names by Turkish Ministry of Health, Medical Specialists Institute, and Higher Education Institute. The best document for showing capability of your doctor is the PROOF OF SPECIALTY given by Turkish Republic Ministry of Health, and you have every right to see this document. Also, you can check your doctor rather he is member of Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Esthetics Surgeons or not by our www.tpcd.org.tr website.
It was necessary to have this announcement since people with no expertise on Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery areas and people with fake diplomas are proceeding surgeries by putting nation’s life on a threat.
TURKISH SOCIETY OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND ESTHETICS SURGEONS