Choosing Your Surgeon

Would you trust your surgery to any doctor?

As a specialist plastic surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Turner has undergone a rigorous Plastic and Reconstructive training program under the guidance of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, giving him expertise in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Why a plastic surgeon?

Here are four extremely sound reasons to begin with:

  • Only plastic surgeons have dedicated long years of study and training to acquire their specialist qualifications.
  • Plastic surgeons have a more comprehensive knowledge and view of the human body.
  • Plastic surgeons have a broad and extensive range of surgical techniques and innovative solutions for difficult reconstructive and aesthetic problems.
  • Plastic surgeons are the pioneers and leaders in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

The term ‘specialist plastic surgeon’ only applies to a recognised specialist surgeon who has successfully completed the intensive training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in plastic surgery. Only then can the qualified Plastic Surgeon become a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

A word of warning!

In Australia, many doctors who describe themselves as cosmetic surgeons are NOT plastic surgeons. Currently, just about anyone with a basic medical degree is allowed to perform cosmetic surgery. Many of these doctors have no formal surgical training.

We strongly recommend you check the credentials of any other doctor you are considering for cosmetic or plastic surgery with these organisations.

ASPS – 1300 367 446

Trusted voice in Plastic Surgery - ASAPS Logo on Dr Scott Turner

RACS – (03) 9249 1200

Plastic Surgeon vs Cosmetic Surgeon