RACGP says 'cosmeticians' should be banned from 'surgeon' title

Without additional training, doctors should not be calling themselves 'cosmetic surgeons', it argues

GPs who have completed advanced surgical training beyond their fellowship should be allowed to adopt the title of ‘GP surgeon’, but untrained cosmetic doctors should be banned from using the surgeon term altogether, the RACGP says.

Dr Michael Clements
Dr Michael Clements.

The college has suggested that doctors who call themselves cosmetic surgeons but don’t have the additional training should call