The answer is yes. A psychiatrist can offer Botox, an oral surgeon can do breast reductions, an ear nose and throat doctor can do breast augmentations and an ER doctor can do liposuction. Any medical doctor in the United States can call themselves a "cosmetic surgeon" and offer cosmetic procedures services, regardless of training or experience.
How do you know who is qualified? Be an informed consumer and ask these questions. Share this list with your friends.
Are you board certified in plastic surgery?
Is the board certification one of the 24 boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties?
Were you trained to perform this procedure during your residency/fellowship?
Can I see photos and talk to past patients?
Will the Dr. be performing the procedure him/herself?
Dr. Peterson is board certified in plastic surgery and ENT, did a fellowship for cleft lip/palate surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons and is a silver level provider of Botox Cosmetic. He performs his own Botox injections