Cosmetic Surgery vs Plastic Surgery

What matter is not the doctors certificates but who has the experience and skills to give the patients best results. In many countries plastic surgeons have been trying to assert that they are the only qualified surgeons to work on your cosmetic needs. By reviewing these web pages you will understand that there is no truth to their claims. I have included some letters written by the American Adacemy of Cosmetic Surgery on my behalf to the Sri Lanka Medical Council here as well.  Mainly to educate MBBS doctors of Sri Lanka who wish to practice cosmetic surgery in the future. They can now learn how they can obtain the best skills and training in this field and take part in this very lucrative and fast growing field of medicine.

A letter from Dr Jane Petro AACS to SLMC

A_Survey_of_Cosmetic_Surgery_Training_in_Plastic Surgery .pdf

Cosmetic surgery training in the UK.pdf


Simple Explanation of what is a cosmetic Surgeon
 


 Doctors in Sri Lanka have very little experience in Tumescent Anesthesia and saftey of that technique. This anesthesia was developed by Dr Jeffrey Klein from California who is a dermatologist and a founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a long term good friend of mine as well.  I have performed over 14000 surgeries in USA and in Sri Lanka with tumescent anesthesia only without any sedation or General Anesthesia.  For the benefit of MBBS doctors and the educated public of Sri Lanka who can understand I am quoting some articles published in well respected peer reviewed journals here.
 The plastic surgeons are trying very hard to restrict cosmetic procedures for only themselves.  Throughout the world doctors of many different backgrounds are getting training and skills in this fastest growing sector of medicine to successfully and safely providing dermatologic surgeries in outpatient settings.   Any MBBS doctor without plastic surgery background can go abroad and get this training and practice this field in Sri Lanka.  In reality the plastic surgeons are actually going against regular MBBS doctors and trying to harm the natural progress of this very important field.  I invite them to read and understand what this is all about.  Donít get fooled by media mud slingings based on a personal vendetta. You can send me email or contact me personally if you want to clear any issues you may have. Currently I am not making any media statements until this case is over. The invitations are only for MBBS doctors who genuinely want to know the facts. I  have performed over 14000 surgeries in USA and in Sri Lanka with tumescent anesthesia only without any sedation or General Anesthesia.  For the benefit of MBBS doctors and the educated public of Sri Lanka who can understand I am quoting some articles published in well respected peer reviewed journals here. Plastic surgeons have little or no training in these new cosmetic surgeries. What they are trying to do is limit cosmetic surgeries to themselves although they dont even know how to perform them.  Obviously this is not for the benefit of the citizens of Sri Lanka or for the other doctors who might want to obtain this training abroad and would like to practice cosmetic surgery in Sr Lanka.


Tumescent anesthesia is the safest technique for liposuction and can be done in an outpatient setting.  By overregulating it unsafe techniques using general anesthesia and sedation will continue to be practiced harming people with serious side effects including death.


 
2005 Sep;31(9 Pt 1):1079-92; discussion 1093.

Adverse event reporting: lessons learned from 4 years of Florida office data.

Safety of tumescent liposuction in 15,336 patients. National survey results.

1995 May;21(5):459-62.

Safety of tumescent liposuction in 15,336 patients. National survey results.


Office-based tumescent liposuction performed by dermatologic surgeons is safe, with a lower complication rate than hospital-based procedures. Future legislation should recognize the proven safety of this procedure as performed by dermatologic surgeons in their offices.

2002 Nov;28(11):971-8.

The safety of liposuction: results of a national survey.

Safety of liposuction using exclusively tumescent local anesthesia in 3,240 consecutive cases.

2009 Nov;35(11):1728-35. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01284.x. Epub 2009 Jul 29.

Safety of liposuction using exclusively tumescent local anesthesia in 3,240 consecutive cases.

Habbema L.
Department of Dermatology, Medisch Centrum 't Gooi, Bussum, The Netherlands. loek@mcgooi.nl  Former President World Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons.

 
 

Safety of tumescent liposuction under local anesthesia in a series of 4,380 patients.
 

2011;222(3):278-81. doi: 10.1159/000327375. Epub 2011 May 24.

Safety of tumescent liposuction under local anesthesia in a series of 4,380 patients.

  • White House Center for Liposuction, Zurich, Switzerland. info@whitehousecenter.ch
    Here is an article from Dr Jeffey Klein who discovered tumscent anesthesia technique in 1987. 

    Tumescent liposuction and improved postoperative care using Tumescent Liposuction Garments.

    1995 Apr;13(2):329-38.

    Tumescent liposuction and improved postoperative care using Tumescent Liposuction Garments.

    Klein JA.
    • Capistrano Surgicenter, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA.

       

      This is Dr Jeff Klein who discovered tumescent anesthesia speaking at the 2nd Annual World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Vienna Austria posing for a picture with me. I am holding in my hand special cannula made by Dr Jeffrey Klein for liposuctions.